Tampa Bay Lighting Edge New York Rangers in Game 5

Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers

Tampa Bay Lighting Edge New York Rangers in Game 5

Tampa Bay Lightning Victor Hedman falls to the ice between New York Rangers Rick Nash and Dan Boyle in the third period in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 24, 2015. The Lightning defeated the Rangers 2-0 and lead the best of 7 series 3-2. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

After allowing 10 goals over the previous two games, Ben Bishop bounced back with a stellar performance in net to back Tampa Bay’s defensive revival during Sunday’s all-important Game 5.








Bishop made 26 saves for his second career playoff shutout and Steven Stamkos continued to display his renewed scoring touch to guide the Lightning to a 2-0 victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

Stamkos tied a franchise postseason record by scoring in a fourth straight game and also assisted on Valtteri Filppula’s goal for the Lightning, who took a 3-2 series lead by killing off all four penalties and blocking 24 shots.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 20 shots for the Rangers, who were unable to build upon their 5-1 thrashing of the Lightning on Friday.

The Lightning will try to wrap up the series at home on Tuesday in Game 6.



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