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TAMPA [url=]Jeff Carter Jersey[/url] , Fla. (AP) allowed even one shot on goal, New York was down two goals and staring down yet another defeat.The league-leading Lightning can blitz any NHL team, and they had little trouble with the last-place Rangers on Thursday night.Anthony Cirelli had a goal and two assists and Tampa Bay chased Henrik Lundqvist with a barrage of shots in a 5-3 win.The Lightning had 17 shots on goal before the Rangers got their first nearly 11 minutes into the game. Lundqvist kept New Yorks deficit to 2-0 through one period but was pulled after allowing two more goals in the second period.Cirelli, playing his fourth career game, helped the Lightning improve to 8-0-1 in their past nine games. Adam Erne [url=][/url] , Cedric Paquette. Tyler Johnson and Chris Kunitz also scored, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves for his league-leading 40th victory, which ties the franchise record.We keep growing as a team, Kunitz said. Weve got new guys in the lineup and everybodys been contributing and thats a sign of a good team. We just have to keep growing these last fifteen games and keep getting better.Ryan Spooner had a goal and an assist for New York, which has dropped consecutive games since sweeping a three-game trip to Western Canada. New York is nine games outside of the final playoff spot with 14 games left.Were trying to worry about our game and what we can do every game [url=]Nate Thompson Jersey[/url] , New York center Mika Zibanejad said. Its been a tough stretch, a tough season. Were trying to go out there with the mindset to win games and battle.Lundqvist made 27 saves before being replaced by Alexander Georgiev, who made 13 saves.Thats the hardest a team has come at us all year long, New York coach Alain Vigneault said. They came at us with speed and skill. We had a real hard time following the pace. Theres no doubt they dominated us.Paquette and Erne scored during Tampa Bays dominant first period, and Cirelli made it 3-0 just 1:53 into the second. After Spooner cut it to 3-1 [url=]Authentic Oscar Fantenberg Jersey[/url] , Kunitz chased Lundqvist and Johnson got to Georgiev to make it 5-1 by the end of the period.NOTES: Lundqvist appeared in his 799th career game. New York D Kevin Shattenkirk missed his 22nd consecutive game with a knee injury but has resumed skating and is traveling with the team. Tampa Bays 21 shots on goal in the first period were a season-high for a period. New York RW Chris Kreider did not return after the first period for precautionary reasons, according to the team. Zibanejad returned to the lineup after missing the previous game with the flu. New York D Rob OGara recorded his first career NHL point.UP NEXT:Lightning: Host Montreal on Saturday.Rangers: At Florida on Saturday. LAS VEGAS (AP) Count out Devante Smith-Pelly if the Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup and are invited to the White House to celebrate with President Donald Trump.The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist, Canadas Postmedia quoted Smith-Pelly as saying Wednesday as the Capitals prepared for Game 5 against the Vegas Golden Knights. Some of the things hes said are pretty gross. Im not too into politics, so I dont know all his other views, but his rhetoric I definitely dont agree with. It hasnt come up here [url=]Tanner Pearson Jersey[/url] , but I think I already have my mind made up.Smith-Pelly, one of two black Capitals players, is from the Toronto area. He spoke two days after Trump canceled the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles visit to the White House, and a day after NBA stars LeBron James and Curry both said they wouldnt visit.The Capitals lead the best-of-seven series 3-1, and can hoist the Cup on Thursday night.The 25-year-old Smith-Pelly has scored in the last two games of the finals and had six goals two of them winners and an assist in the playoffs. He had seven goals in 75 games in the regular season.More Stanley Cup coverage:
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