Ny Rangers hand Tampa Bay Lightning their first playoff loss in franchise history. The New York Rangers

defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night to advance to the Eastern Conference

finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Brad Richards scored two goals and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31

shots for his second shutout of the playoffs as the Rangers won their third straight game after dropping

Game 1 of the series. Martin St. Louis had three assists and Marian Gaborik added a goal and an assist for

the Rangers, who have never lost back-to-back games in the postseason. Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and

Tyler Johnson each had a goal and an assist, but Ben Bishop was pulled after allowing four goals on 11 shots in

the first period. The Lightning were eliminated from the Stanley Cup  Playoffs for the fourth time in

five seasons. They are 0-7 this year in  elimination games. You can follow us for more amazing and Trending News and information.