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Rapid Reaction: Rangers' stars connect

Rick Nash scored twice and Chris Kreider, Keith Yandle and Martin St. Louis also found the net, as the Rangers evened their East finals series against the Lightning 2-2.

Stanley Cup Playoffs Analysis

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Frederik Andersen has become an unlikely hero for the Ducks, and his performance so far against the Blackhawks will likely have him facing a desperate Hawks team in Game 4.

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Tyler Johnson's stunning playoffs shouldn't be surprise because according to at least one commonly used value metric, his regular season had already established him as arguably the best skater in the NHL.

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Rangers crush Lightning, tie series

Rick Nash tallied two goals and an assist in New York's 5-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Henrik Lundqvist bounced back form a rough Game 3 with 38 saves on 39 Lightning shots.

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Final: Rangers 5, Lightning 1

New York had just 24 shots to Tampa Bay's 39, but the Rangers made the most of their opportunities. Martin St. Louis got his 1st goal of the playoffs against his former team, and the Rangers evened the series at 2-2. Box score

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No one makes St. Louis bleed

After Martin St. Louis drew a high-sticking penalty against Nikita Nesterov for the Rangers' 2nd power play of the night, St. Louis immediately made the most of the advantage with his 1st goal of these playoffs. It's his 41st career postseason goal. New York leads 4-1. Follow live

Lightning process not paying off

Tampa Bay has won 20 of 32 faceoffs (62.5 percent) and outshot the Rangers 26-13, but Henrik Lundqvist has been able to get front in all but one attempt on goal. Can Tampa Bay break through in the final period? Follow live

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Quite the turnaround in this game, Bolts were dominating most of this period but Rangers get 2 in a row... Strong response by veteran team

Rangers get a two-fer in second

New York hasn't played much even-strength hockey in the 2nd period, but with everyone on the ice, the Rangers put together a quick flurry of goals from Chris Kreider and Keith Yandle to take a 3-1 lead on the Lightning. Follow live

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Lightning get the equalizer

It was just a matter of time for Tampa Bay. A faceoff win in the offensive zone set up Steven Stamkos for his 3rd goal in his past 3 games, and the Lightning and Rangers are tied at 1-1 over midway through the 2nd. Follow live

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Shorthanded Rangers keep board clean

New York has given the Lightning 2 power play opportunities in the second period, and Tampa Bay has come up empty both times. Henrik Lundqvist is standing on his head, but can he withstand the constant pressure? Follow live

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