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Scrutiny Shifts To Lightning Goalie Ben Bishop For Game 5 Of Rangers Series

Take the spotlight off goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals and put it on Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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The Rangers' Rick Nash, left, scores a goal during the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Amalie Arena on May 22, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Goats Turn Into Heroes As Lundqvist, Nash And St. Louis Power Rangers To Game 4 Rout

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances and help the New York Rangers shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

05/22/2015

Ondrej Palat #18 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his goal in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 22, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Need To Get Back To Basics To Make This A Series

While the Blueshirts possess a good amount of team speed and skill, they do not have the firepower necessary to beat the Lightning skill for skill.

05/22/2015

Cam Talbot (L) and Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Vigneault: No, King Henrik Isn’t Heading To Bench

Henrik Lundqvist was being hailed a hero just last week. It’s been a different story lately.

05/22/2015

Tyler Johnson of the Tampa Bay Lightning shoots the puck against New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Amalie Arena on May 20, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Lundqvist, Rangers Searching For Answers Against Lightning

Henrik Lundqvist seems baffled. The Rangers allowed 12 goals in losing their last two playoff games, and one of the NHL’s top goalies is at a loss to explain why. It has to change in Game 4 Friday night.

05/22/2015

New York Rangers v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Three

Lightning Taking Extreme Measures To Keep Strong Home-Ice Advantage

The Lightning are doing whatever it takes to make Amalie Arena a difficult place for opponents to play.

05/21/2015

Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning scores a goal in the first period against Henrik Lundqvist during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Amalie Arena on May 20, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Fall Victim To Same Mistakes In Game 3

Sure, Henrik Lundqvist surrendered six goals for the second straight game … but how many were truly his fault?

05/21/2015

Ondrej Palat of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period against Henrik Lundqvist during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Amalie Arena on May 20, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lundqvist Takes Blame For Rangers’ Woes: ‘I Have To Be Better’

After splitting the first two games in New York, the Rangers talked about cleaning up mistakes — but it was more of the same in Game 3.

05/21/2015

Ondrej Palat celebrates after scoring a goal in the third period against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Amalie Arena on May 20, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kucherov, Lightning Beat Rangers In OT, Snag 2-1 Series Lead

Nikita Kucherov scored 3:33 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.

05/21/2015

Cedric Paquette of the Tampa Bay Lightning faces off against Derick Brassard of the New York Rangers to start Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 18, 2015. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rangers Looking To Rebound Against Lightning In Game 3

Resilience is key in the NHL playoffs. The Lightning showed it in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, and now it’s the Rangers’ turn to respond yet again.

05/20/2015

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers - Game One

Ryan McDonagh On Rangers’ Sloppy Effort: ‘It’s Embarrassing’

“It’s embarrassing,” McDonagh said. “There (are) a lot of things you want to say right now, but talking doesn’t do much.”

05/19/2015

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers - Game Two

Hartnett: Rangers Determined Not To Let Game 2 Embarrassment Happen Again

Following Game 2, Vigneault made it clear that he believes the Rangers will turn the page quickly. After all, this team has done so throughout their entire playoff run and since Vigneault took charge last season.

05/19/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18:  Alex Killorn #17 of the Tampa Bay Lightning scores a goal in the third period against Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 18, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Johnson Hat Trick Helps Lightning To 6-2 Win Over Rangers; Series Tied At 1

Tyler Johnson scored the first hat trick in Lightning playoff history and Tampa Bay got its high-scoring offense in gear and evened the Eastern Conference finals.

05/19/2015

Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates with the puck as Ryan McDonagh defends in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 16, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Looking To Shut Down Tampa’s ‘Triplets’ In Game 2

In the conference finals, Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi have drawn “The Triplets,” instead of the Lightning’s more well-known line featuring star Steven Stamkos. Scratching your head? Don’t.

05/18/2015

Rangers forward Chris Kreider, top, takes down Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman during the teams’ meeting in Tampa, Florida on Nov. 26, 2014. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Friedman: If Rangers Play Their ‘A’ Game, There’s No Way The Lightning Win

It hasn’t been the smoothest ride for the Rangers in these playoffs, though it rarely is for any team. But New York remains the best the Eastern Conference has to offer.

05/16/2015

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