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Henrik Lundqvist's 38 saves power Rangers in crushing Lightning
Sat, 23 May 2015 15:24:12 +0000
Tampa, FL, United States (4E Sports) - Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots as the New York Rangers crushed the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-1 Friday to even the Eastern Conference finals 2-2.
Martin St. Louis, with his first goal of the playoffs and the previously slumping Rick Nash scored power-play goals at 5:08 and 11:33 of the third to settle the final score.
Rangers' Chris Kreider scored at 15:16 of the second with a wrist shot and Keith Yandle's tip in gave the Rangers a 3-1 lead at 17:04 of the same period.
A backhand from 15 feet by Nash jumpstarted the Rangers to a 1-0 lead at 17:18 of the first before the Lightning's Steven Stamkos made it 1-1 with a slapshot from 23 feet at 11:30 of the second.
Yandle , Klein and Kevin Hayes each added two assists for the Rangers, who were outshot by the Lightning 39-24.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 19 shots.