Rangers 2, Tampa Bay 1
THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1. H. LUNDQVIST -- NYR
2. F. TYUTIN -- NYR
3. J. HOLMQVIST -- TB
* 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.