Series (Game 1 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Thursday, November 10th
Game 2: Thursday, December 22nd
Game 3: Tuesday, January 3rd
Game 4: Saturday, March 25th

Rangers 5

(10-5-3, 23 pts)

Lightning 2

(7-8-2, 16 pts)

7:30 PM ET, November 10, 2005

Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida

1 2 3 T
NYR 1 0 45
TB 0 1 12

D. Moore (Rangers - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

J. Ward (Rangers - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

V. Lecavalier (Lightning - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

NY Rangers (9-5-3) at Tampa Bay (7-7-2) 7:30 pm EST

NY Rangers (9-5-3) at Tampa Bay (7-7-2), 7:30 pm EST

TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- Fresh off a dramatic victory against the Florida Panthers, the New York Rangers continue their five-game road trip Thursday when they face the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Rookie Petr Prucha scored the clinching goal in a shootout for the second time in five days to give the Rangers their third win in four outings - a 4-3 victory over the Panthers on Wednesday.

The Rangers, who reside in first place in the Atlantic Division, were on the verge of a loss to the Panthers before Dominic Moore scored with three seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game.

After having his 12-game scoring streak stopped on Monday, Jaromir Jagr registered a pair of assists, giving him 25 points this season for the Rangers. He has 27 goals and 28 assists in 55 games against the Lightning

Vaclav Prospal and Tim Taylor scored for Tampa Bay, which lost its fourth straight game Tuesday, a 3-2 defeat against the Montreal Canadiens. It is the Lightning's longest losing streak since December 9-16, 2003.

The defending Stanley Cup champions are among the league leaders in penalty kills (72-of-83) and lead the NHL in fewest average penalty minutes (11.9).

After goaltender Brian Eklund made his first career start against Montreal, John Grahame could return to action after allowing 13 goals in his three previous outings.

Tampa Bay won three of the four meetings against the Rangers in 2003-2004, outscoring them 10-7.