1495 Sports live scoring update final: The New York Rangers (41-16-6) were able to gain a point, but did not complete a comeback victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning (30-28-6) in a 4-2 overtime loss in Friday night hockey action.
Here is the complete scoring sheet, including starters and interesting stats from the game:
New York Rangers starters:
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-John Mitchell
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-Brandon Dubinsky-John Scott
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Marc Staal-Anton Stralman
Jeff Woywitka-Stu Bickel
Henrik Lundqvist (30-12-4, 1.75 GAA)
Tampa Bay Lightning starters:
Martin St. Louis-Steven Stamkos-Teddy Purcell
Ryan Malone-Nate Thompson-Adam Hall
J.T. Wyman-Tom Pyatt-Brett Connolly
Eric Brewer-Brett Clark
Brendan Mikkelson-Bruno Gervais
Mike Commodore-Brian Lee
Mathieu Garon (21-16-4, 2.85 GAA)
10:09 1-0 New York Rangers Artem Anisimov (13) wrist shot. Assisted by, Ryan McDonagh (18)
That was the second shot-on-goal for the Blueshirts, while for Anisimov, the Rangers-center has scored in back-to-back games.
End of the First Period with the New York Rangers holding a 1-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Lightning have outshot the Rangers by a tally of 13-3
Henrik Lundqvist, who is celebrating his 30th birthday has turned away the 13 shots that Tampa Bay sent his way in the period.
2:43 2-0 Rangers: Marian Gaborik power play goal (31) slap shot. Assists: Derek Stephan (29), Brad Richards (25)
Gaborik has goals in four of the last five games for New York. Overall that is two goals on five shots for the Rangers.
7:09 2-1 Rangers: Tom Pyatt (7) wrist shot, scores a goal for the Lightning to cut the Rangers lead t0 2-1. Assists: Brett Connolly (6), Brian Lee (8)
At the end of the second period the Rangers hold a 2-1 lead over the Lightning. Tampa Bay holds a 11-8 shots lead over New York at the end of the frame.
Lundqvist has 23 saves in the cage for New York, and made a stellar poke-check to stop the speedy Tampa Bay-star Steven Stamkos of an offensive opportunity.
2:27 2-2 Tie: Teddy Purcell (18) wrist shot to tie things up for the Lightning. Assists: Martin St. Louis (38)
10:17 3-2 Lightning: Steven Stamkos (45) wrist shot. Assists: Brian Lee (9), Teddy Purcell (31)
Stamkos has 78 points in the season for the Lightning, which is good for second in the NHL. Leading the lead is Pittsburgh Penguins Evgeni Malkin (79)
16:33 3-3 Tie: Brandon Dubinsky (7) snap shot ties the game for the Rangers. Assists: Marian Gaborik (26), Anton Stralman (11)
For Dubinsky, the goal is his first in the last 13 games, meanwhile the assist for Gaborik gives the Rangers winger 23 points in the last 21 games.
Regulation time is over as the Rangers and Lightning head to overtime.
New York led the third period in shots by a final tally of 7-6.
1:58 4-3 Lightning win: Ryan Malone (11) game-winning goal for Tampa Bay, on a wrister the beat Henrik Lundqvist. Assists: Teddy Purcell (32)
Both teams had one shot in the extra frame.
The Lightning recorded their 20th victory at home with this win, as the Rangers three-game winning streak has come to an end.
Ryan Malone: One Goal
Steven Stamkos: One Goal, One Assist
New York Rangers:
Marian Gaborik: One Goal, One Assist
Rangers keeper Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves, while Lightning cager Mathieu Garon finished with 16.
Brad Richards: Four Shots
Anton Stralman: Five Blocks
Ryan McDonagh and John Scott: Five Hits each
Game played on March 2, 2012