Rangers 0, Tampa Bay Lightning 3

POST-GAME NOTES

Sunday, 03.16.2008 / 7:54 AM / News
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Rangers 0, Tampa Bay Lightning 3
NYR AT TBL
For the second night in a row, the Rangers fell victim to a brilliant goaltending performance, as Mike Smith shut out New York 3-0 on Saturday night. The Rangers now return home Tuesday night to face off against their division rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Recap | Box Score

THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1. M. SMITH -- TB
2. J. HALPERN -- TB
3. H. LUNDQVIST -- NYR

NOTES

* The Rangers have lost two games in a row in regulation for the first time since Feb. 5-7.

* The Rangers have now been shut out six times this season.

* The Blueshirts finished their season series 2-2-0 against Tampa Bay, winning the first two games before dropping the final two.

*Defenseman Dan Girardi blocked four shots, a team-high total. His defense partner Fedor Tyutin blocked three shots.

* Defensemen Christian Backman and Marc Staal both saw time on the power play taking the place of Martin Straka at the point.