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POST-GAME NOTES
Rangers 2, Tampa Bay 1

Wednesday, 11.21.2007 / 9:08 PM / News
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POST-GAME NOTES
\r\nRangers 2, Tampa Bay 1

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The division-leading Rangers got their two-game trip through the Sunshine State off to a strong start on Wednesday night, as goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves in a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lighnting at the St. Pete Times Forum. Fedor Tyutin and Colton Orr scored the goals for the Blueshirts, who surged into a tie with Carolina for second place in the Eastern Conference.

Recap

THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1. H. LUNDQVIST -- NYR
2. F. TYUTIN -- NYR
3. J. HOLMQVIST -- TB

NOTES

* Forward Colton Orr scored his first goal of the season, and the third of his 111-game NHL career, in the third period. It proved to be the game-winner.

* Orr's goal was the first by a Rangers forward in three games.

* When Fedor Tyutin scored in the first period, it marked the sixth consecutive goal, covering the last three games, scored by a Rangers defenseman, a team record.

* Michal Rozsival, the team’s leading goal scorer with 7, did not play because of a bruised knee.

* Winger Sean Avery left the ice late in the third period after taking a slap shot off of his left hand. He did not return to action.

* Forward Greg Moore and defenseman Ivan Baranka, recalled from the Rangers' AHL affiliate in Hartford on Tuesday, both made their NHL debuts.

* Center Blair Betts, who has played in all 22 Rangers games this season, recorded his first point, an assist on Fedor Tyutin’s goal in the first period.