The New York Rangers scored four goals in the second period to coast past the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 yesterday at Madison Square Garden. The lightning started out strong in the first with a pair of scores before the Rangers really found their rhythm. Erik Christensen was able to produce back to back goals after assisting Vaclav Prospal before the start of the third.
Chris Drury knocked in the final dagger in the last minute on empty net to end the contest up three. “We try to get off to good starts every day, every game,” said Drury. “Some nights we can turn it on and win, but we are not consistent. Starts are crucial and we should be looking, when we get back, to improve on our starts.”
NHL players have some days to rest as others compete for their respective countries in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. The Lightning will return to host the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday, March 2nd as the Rangers travel to Ottawa to match up with the Senators.