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Rapid Reaction: Rangers' stars connect

Rick Nash scored twice and Chris Kreider, Keith Yandle and Martin St. Louis also found the net, as the Rangers evened their East finals series against the Lightning 2-2.

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Rangers crush Lightning, tie series

Rick Nash tallied two goals and an assist in New York's 5-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Henrik Lundqvist bounced back form a rough Game 3 with 38 saves on 39 Lightning shots.


Final: Rangers 5, Lightning 1

New York had just 24 shots to Tampa Bay's 39, but the Rangers made the most of their opportunities. Martin St. Louis got his 1st goal of the playoffs against his former team, and the Rangers evened the series at 2-2. Box score


No one makes St. Louis bleed

After Martin St. Louis drew a high-sticking penalty against Nikita Nesterov for the Rangers' 2nd power play of the night, St. Louis immediately made the most of the advantage with his 1st goal of these playoffs. It's his 41st career postseason goal. New York leads 4-1. Follow live