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RANGERS VS. LIGHTNING GAME 4


(NHL) Henrik Lundqvist made 38 saves, including 18 in a game-changing second period as New York was outshot overall 39-24 in Game Four. Rick Nash scored twice to help the NY Rangers defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

New York was outshot 19-6 in the second period. The Rangers are 6-0 in the playoffs when leading after two periods.

Yandle gave New York a 3-1 lead 1:48 later when his shot from the point went off the leg of Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman past Bishop. It was Yandle’s first goal of the playoffs.

Henrik Lundqvist spoke with Brian Engblom on NBCSN following the Rangers Game 4 win over Tampa Bay:

Hank said, “I want to be aggressive but want to be more relaxed. I made a few adjustments and talked to Benoit and he is great when it comes to guidance and giving me support.”

He also said that “The last 48 hours have been tough and when you give up a lot of goals you start questioning if your positioning is right, competing hard enough. So many questions and sometimes you have to let it go. Playing this team, you have to accept that they will score some good goals.”

When it came to the second period he added, “keeping it 1-1 and then we scored 2 big goals and like Game 2, we created a lot of chances but they came back and scored and that is tough mentally to handle. After we scored the third one we started to control the game. It was such an important game for us and it was important to find a way to win even though at times it didn’t look perfect, in these playoffs it’s all about finding ways.

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