Martin St. Louis
The Rangers’ lack of a cutting edge is essentially forcing general manager Glen Sather to make a move.
Nate Thompson scored twice and Martin St. Louis and rookie Alexander Killorn each had a goal and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the struggling New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Rick Nash’s mere presence in the New York Rangers’ lineup indicated he was over the injury woes that sidelined him for four games. His play on the ice proved it.
It’s no wonder why New Yorkers adore Henrik Lundqvist.
New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer never worries when Ilya Kovalchuk goes into a goal-scoring drought. Kovalchuk gets his chances every game, and sooner or later the puck starts going in the net.
Backup goalie Martin Biron shut down the free-scoring Lightning as the Rangers won 3-1 in Tampa.
The Rangers must prove an identity exists without injured captain Ryan Callahan available.
The Isles jumped out to a 4-0 lead, before giving up three goals to Tampa. They hung on and won 4-3 on Martin Luther King Day.
Rangers fans will get a first taste of the pairing of superstar linemates Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik tonight against the Devils in Newark. The duo could go on to match the level seen from Jagr and Nylander in 2007.
The Southeast Division-leading Lightning look to win four in a row on the road Wednesday night when the Devils try to win a season-best five straight at home.
The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday night to end an opponent’s eight-game winning streak for the second consecutive game.
Steven Stamkos scored and added an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning sent the Islanders to their 11th straight loss with a 4-2 victory, spoiling the debut of New York coach Jack Capuano on Wednesday night.