Ben Bishop (Maine) made 26 saves to record his second career Stanley Cup Playoff shutout as the Tampa Bay Lightning took a three games-to-two lead in the NHL Eastern Conference Final following tonight’s 2-0 victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Valtteri Filppula and Steven Stamkos (power-play goal) connected in the second period for the Bolts, who blanked the Rangers in four power-play attempts. Tampa Bay had surrendered two power-play tallies in each of the last three games, and had given up five goals in all in each of the last two outings. Tampa Bay also won 24 of 39 face-offs on Sunday.
The Lightning will attempt to close out the series on Tuesday night at Amalie Arena in Florida.