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FINAL OT
1 2 3 OT T
NYR 1 1 1 0 3
19 SHOTS 31
29 FACEOFFS 23
28 HITS 26
10 PIM 6
1/2 PP 0/4
6 GIVEAWAYS 8
6 TAKEAWAYS 6
13 BLOCKED SHOTS 15
       

Dubinsky's heads-up play saves point at Tampa Bay

Friday, 03.02.2012 / 10:32 PM

2011-12 Game No. 63; Road Game No. 33 Rangers' Record: 41-15-7
VIDEO: TORTORELLA POSTGAME
• Full Highlights | Highlight of the Game • Dubinsky, Lundqvist, Staal Postgame
GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Ryan Malone scored 1:58 into overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers 4-3 on Friday night.

Malone beat Henrik Lundqvist from the slot as his game-winner stopped a personal 10-game goal drought.

Brandon Dubinsky got the Rangers even at 3-3 from the left circle with 3:27 left in the third.

Steven Stamkos scored his league-leading 45th goal from slot at 10:17 of the third to give the Lightning a 3-2 lead. Tom Pyatt and Teddy Purcell also scored for the Lightning, while Artem Anisimov and Marian Gaborik had other Rangers' goals.

Purcell tied it at 2 from just outside the crease off a nifty pass from Martin St. Louis at 3:37 of the third. Purcell has five goals and 17 points during a career-high eight-game point streak.

The Lightning got within 2-1 when Lundqvist had the puck go off his glove before Pyatt poked it home 7:09 into the second.

Anisimov put the Rangers up 1-0 from the left circle at 10:09 of the first. The Lightning outshot the Rangers 9-1 before that  goal.

Gaborik made it 2-0 on his 31st goal this season, coming during a 5-on-3 power play at 2:43 of the second. The goal came on the Rangers' fifth shot on Mathieu Garon, who finished with 16 saves. Lundqvist stopped 27 shots.

Rangers captain Ryan Callahan missed his second consecutive game due a bruised right foot. Blueshirts defenseman Michael Del Zotto sat out because of a hip injury.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STATS OF THE GAME
The Rangers have registered at least a point in 12 of their last 14 road games (9-2-3 over the span), and are 15-4-3 in their last 22 games away from MSG. In addition, each of the last eight meetings between the Rangers and Lightning have been decided by two goals or less, including six that were separated by one goal and five that required extra time.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Gaborik 2. Dubinsky 3. Staal


THE BIGGER PICTURE
Even after falling behind, the Rangers refused to hang their heads and picked up a point. And the player who made sure they got that point was one who refused to hang his head after a rough night on Thursday. The value of all that outweighs the extra point.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Staal (27:39)
Shots -- Richards (4)
Hits -- McDonagh, Scott (5)
Blocks -- Stralman (5)
Takeaways -- Anisimov (2)
Faceoffs -- Boyle, Stepan (14)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT TAMPA BAY
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin Brad Richards John Mitchell
Ruslan Fedotenko Brian Boyle Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp Brandon Dubinsky John Scott
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Anton Stralman
Jeff Woywitka Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, McDonagh, Girardi, Anisimov, Stepan, Gaborik.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan John Mitchell
Ruslan Fedotenko Brian Boyle Brandon Prust
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Marian Gaborik Brad Richards
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Ruslan Fedotenko Artem Anisimov
Carl Hagelin Derek Stepan
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Marc Staal Anton Stralman
Ryan McDonagh Girardi/Bickel
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