Final SO

Series (Game 4 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Thursday, November 10th
Rangers5Final
Lightning2
Game 2: Thursday, December 22nd
Lightning2Final
Rangers4
Game 3: Tuesday, January 3rd
Lightning1Final
OT
Rangers0
Game 4: Saturday, March 25th
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SO
Lightning4

Rangers 3

(39-20-12, 90 pts)

Lightning 4

(38-28-5, 81 pts)

7:30 PM ET, March 25, 2006

Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Florida

1 2 3 SO T
NYR 2 1 0 03
TB 1 2 0 14

B. Richards (Lightning - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

F. Modin (Lightning - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

P. Kubina (Lightning - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

NY Rangers (39-20-11) at Tampa Bay (37-28-5) 7:30 pm EST

NY Rangers (39-20-11) at Tampa Bay (37-28-5) 7:30 pm EST

TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- Although he is having a marvelous season, not even Jaromir Jagr can prevent the New York Rangers from an occasional slump.

The Rangers try to rebound from their two-game slide and remain in first place in the Atlantic Division on Saturday when they meet the Tampa Bay Lightning.

New York followed a four-game winning streak with consecutive defeats to Philadelphia and Florida and is clinging to a one-point lead over the Flyers in the division race with 12 games left.

After recording a hat trick against Philadelphia on Wednesday, Jagr became the third Rangers player to score 50 goals in a season in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Panthers.

The league's leading scorer (105 points), Jagr needs two goals to tie Adam Graves' single-season franchise record set in 1993-1994, the year of the Rangers' last Stanley Cup title.

Looking for its fourth straight home win, Tampa Bay is tied with New Jersey for sixth place in the Eastern Conference, three points ahead of Atlanta.

Pavel Kubina scored the game-winning goal in overtime and Brad Richards added three assists for the defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning in Thursday's 4-3 win over Washington Capitals.

The Rangers won the first two meetings over Tampa Bay before Vaclav Prospal netted an overtime goal for the Lightning in a 1-0 win in their last meeting January 3.

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