Top 5 Games of the First Half

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No. 4 — Feb. 2, at Tampa Bay Lightning


Following a 3-0 home loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins two nights before, the Rangers knew a better effort was needed against the Tampa Bay Lightning, who were riding a six-game winning streak.

After falling behind early on a Steven Stamkos power play goal, the Rangers leaned on backup goalie Martin Biron to keep them in it, and he did just that. Midway through the second, Derek Stepan knotted the game, and in the third, Rick Nash's highlight reel individual effort gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead. They made it 3-1 on a Carl Hagelin tally, and eventually grabbed their first road win of the season, 3-2.