Bolts Trail Rangers 4-2 At 2nd Intermission

Tampa Bay Lightning Trail New York Rangers 4-2 Second Intermission

After trading a pair of goals in the first period the New York Rangers took advantage of two power play goals to take a 4-2 lead as we head to the final period.

The Rangers Chris Kreider scored his 1oth goal of the season at the 4:35 mark and Benoit Pouliot scored his seventh goal at the 7:51 mark.

Shots On Goal:

The Lightning outshot the Rangers 12-9 in the period and overall lead the Rangers in shots on goal 24-23.

The Numbers:

The Lighting are 4-10-0 when trailing after 2 periods and the Rangers are 12-1-1 when leading after two periods.

Special Teams:

Each team scored on their lone power plays in the first period.

The Lightning power play unit ranks 21st at 15.8% (21 goals in 133 attempts) while their penalty kill unit ranks tied for 9th at 85.9% (21 goals allowed in 130 attempts).

The Rangers power play unit ranks 11th at 18.9% (25 goals in 132 attempts) while their penalty kill unit ranks 6th at 85.1% (18 goals allowed in 121 attempts).

The Rangers power play scored in both of their opportunities in the second period. At the 3:18 mark Dmitry Korobov was sent off for hooking and at the 4:35 mark Chris Kreider scored his 10th goal of the season with assists to Mats Zuccarello (18) and Ryan McDonagh.  At the 6:42 mark Jean-Philippe Cote was sent off for high-sticking and at the 7:51 mark Benoit Pouliot scored his seventh goal of the season with assists to Derick Brassard (15) and Mats Zuccarello (19).

The Lightning scored on their only power play in the first period and got their first opportunity at the 11:11 mark of the period when Dan Giardi was sent off for interference but were unable to capitalize.

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