TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Mika Zibanejad scored the only goal in a shootout, Barclay Goodrow scored twice and the New York Rangers stopped Tampa Bay’s seven-game winning streak at home by beating the Lightning 4-3 Friday night.
Igor Shesterkin stopped 25 shots and Alexis Lafrenière also scored a goal for the Rangers.
Goodrow, a member of the Tampa Bay Stanley Cup Championship teams, got his second ring and later a standing ovation in a first period video tribute.
“It was a special day,” Goodrow said. “The victory was great. The standing ovation was something else. It was one of those moments. Here I’m a member of the New York Rangers, and I’m coming back here as two-time Stanley Cup champion and getting a video tribute. It’s something that goes beyond my wildest dreams of growing up as a kid.
Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper was happy to have honored Goodrow.
“Am I disappointed that we didn’t get two points?” I am, ”Cooper said. “But if they were to score us two points and Goody scored two, I can sleep at night because he represented the world to our organization.”
Corey Perry scored the tying goal with 1:57 left in regulation for Tampa Bay, which also had goals from Steven Stamkos and Ross Colton. Alternate goaltender Brian Elliott returned from COVID-19 protocols and made 20 saves in place of Andrei Vasilevskiy, who remains in protocols and missed his third straight game.
“It’s tough,” Rangers coach Gerard Gallant said of COVID-19’s impact on the Lightning. “A really good hockey team is missing a few pieces, but they’re still going to come out and fight. “
Perry also scored tied with 20 seconds left in regulation in a 5-4 overtime win over Montreal on Tuesday night.
The Lightning had just suffered a 9-3 loss Thursday night to Florida in which minor league recalls Maxime Lagace and Hugo Alnefelt played in the net.
“You challenge your team and then you see what they’ve got,” Cooper said. “They responded.”
The Rangers took a 2-1 lead in the second period behind goals from Lafrenière and Goodrow following mistakes by Elliott. Goodrow scored shorthanded after Greg McKegg stole Elliott’s cross pass along the right wing panels at 2:30 p.m.
Colton’s goal with 2:29 left in the second period tied him at 2.
Stamkos scored the first’s lone goal on a power play with 1:39 left. The Lightning had a 10-3 advantage during the period over the Rangers, who had eight- and nine-minute streaks without one.
“I thought tonight was a lot better in all areas of the game,” said Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman. “Competed hard. A few tough breaks against us, but at the end of the day I liked our attitude, I came back at the end of the game.
Stamkos tied Patrick Marleau for 32nd on the career power play goals list with 172. The Lightning captain has one point in 15 of his last 16 games (seven goals, 21 points). … Rangers LW Artemi Panarin had several good chances to score but failed to score. He has one goal in 13 games against Tampa Bay. … Shesterkin tied Team Gilles Villemure’s record of 40 career wins in 67 games.
Rangers: G Alexandar Georgiev and D Ryan Lindgren are among the New York players of the COVID-19 protocols.
Lightning: Dr Mikhail Sergachev and Dr Andrej Sustr returned from COVID-19 protocols. … Dr. Zach Bogosian was scratched due to a lower body injury. … Dr Erik Cernak (foot) missed his 10th game in a row but resumed training.
The Rangers and Lightning end a round-trip streak in New York on Sunday.
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