Game Notes from the Rangers:
- The Rangers will face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in their second meeting in eight days. The Blueshirts currently rank fourth in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank 11th in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 5-5-0 (10 pts). The Lightning enter the contest with a 6-4-0 (12 pts) record to rank third in the Eastern Conference, and have lost their last three contests.
- All-Time: 40-29-5-7 overall (22-13-2-4 at home; 18-16-3-3 on the road)
- 2013: Tonight is the second of three meetings this season, and the first of two meetings at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers are 1-0-0 overall, following a 3-2 win at Tampa Bay on Feb. 2. Carl Hagelin, Rick Nash and Derek Stepan each tallied a goal in the contest, while Martin Biron made 30 saves in the win.