The Rangers swept the three-game season series against the Lightning, outscoring Tampa by a 12-4 margin. The Rangers have registered a point in 16 of their last 19 games against the Lightning dating back to October 2008.
A Perfect Kill
The Rangers' penalty kill went a perfect 3-for-3 on Thursday night, and is now 27-for-29 over the last 10 games. It now ranks ninth in the NHL at 84.3 percent.
The Rangers continued their dominance over Southeast Division teams, improving to 19-4-2 in their last 25 games.
That's A Lot of Rubber
The Rangers outshot the Lightning 20-3 in the opening period of Thursday night's contest. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Rangers had a 17-shot advantage in a single period was Jan. 9, 2010 against the Boston Bruins. That day, the Blueshirts outshot the B's 21-3 in the second period. The team's 42 shots tied a season-high.