The New York Rangers had won the majority of their playoff games this year via low-scoring affairs. Well, by 2-1 scores, mostly. More often than not, they depended almost wholly on the brilliance of star netminder Henrik Lundqvist and carved out only enough offense to squeeze by. However, for the third game in this post-season – this time, Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Final series with the Tampa Bay Lightning – the Blueshirts were able to score more than two goals in one night when they got five goals past Bolts goalie Ben Bishop.
Unfortunately, Lundqvist wasn’t at his best for the second straight contest, allowing six goals for the second game in a row – and because of that inability to match a solid goaltending performance with a respectable showing on the scoresheet, the Rangers now trail the Lightning 2-1 in their third-round series after losing 6-5 in overtime. Read more