Series (Game 4 of 4)
Series tied 2-2
(39-20-12, 90 pts)
(38-28-5, 81 pts)
7:30 PM ET, March 25, 2006
Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Florida
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
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
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
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.