Rangers capitalize on miscues in shootout win against Lightning


TAMPA — The New York Rangers capitalized on miscues by the Tampa Bay Lightning before recovering for a 4-3 shootout win at Amalie Arena on Friday.

Barclay Goodrow scored twice against his former team, and Igor Shesterkin made 25 saves for the Rangers (20-8-4), who had lost four of their past five games. Mika Zibanejad scored the deciding goal in the third round of the shootout.

Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist, and Brian Elliott made 20 saves for the Lightning (21-7-5), who were coming off a 9-3 loss at the Florida Panthers on Thursday.

Stamkos gave Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead at 18:21 of the first period, scoring on a one-timer from the left circle off a pass from Victor Hedman on the power play.

Alexis Lafreniere tied it 1-1 at 5:30 of the second period when he intercepted a clearing attempt by Elliott in the left circle and quickly shot into an open net.

Goodrow then put the Rangers ahead 2-1 at 14:30 following another mistake by Elliott. The Lightning goalie sent a cross-ice pass across his zone to Rangers forward Greg McKegg, who passed to Goodrow for a shorthanded goal in front.

Goodrow helped Tampa Bay win the Stanley Cup the past two seasons before being acquired by New York in a trade for a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft on July 17.

Ross Colton tied it 2-2 at 17:31 of the second with a one-timer that beat Shesterkin glove side from the top of the left circle.

Goodrow put the Rangers back in front 3-2 at 13:35 of the third period on a redirection, but Corey Perry tied it 3-3 at 18:03 on a rebound at the top of the crease with Elliott pulled for the extra skater.

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