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Stu Bickel of the Rangers fights B.J. Crombeen (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Stu Bickel of the Rangers fights B.J. Crombeen of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first period. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Rangers 4, Lightning 1

The Rangers defeated the Lightning, 4-1, Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Rick Nash of the Rangers shoots the puck
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Rick Nash of the Rangers shoots the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Rick Nash of the Rangers is stopped on
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Rick Nash of the Rangers is stopped on a second-period breakaway by Victor Hedman (77) and Mathieu Garon (32) of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Rick Nash of the Rangers shoots the puck
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Rick Nash of the Rangers shoots the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning
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Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his first period goal against Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Rick Nash of the New York Rangers controls
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Rick Nash of the New York Rangers controls the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Carl Hagelin of the Rangers celebrates his first-period
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Carl Hagelin of the Rangers celebrates his first-period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Jeff Halpern of the Rangers defends against Tom
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Jeff Halpern of the Rangers defends against Tom Pyatt of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Stu Bickel of the Rangers fights B.J. Crombeen
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Stu Bickel of the Rangers fights B.J. Crombeen of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first period. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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Rick Nash of the Rangers checks Marc-Andre Bergeron
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Rick Nash of the Rangers checks Marc-Andre Bergeron of the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Derek Stepan of the Rangers celebrates his first-period
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Derek Stepan of the Rangers celebrates his first-period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning
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Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his first period goal against the Rangers with his teammates. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers takes a shift
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Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers takes a shift in the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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