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Nash scores go-ahead goal in Rangers' 3-2 win

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 2, 2013 at 10:04 pm •  Published: February 2, 2013
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Rangers goalie Martin Biron made 30 saves in his first start and second appearance of the season. Garon started for the second time this season and had 27 saves.

"We didn't give them much time in our zone, and all these little things added up to playing a very disciplined game," Biron said.

Stamkos put the Lightning ahead 1-0 from the low slot off a pass from Matt Carle during a power play at 4:22 of the second. Martin St. Louis also assisted on the goal, giving him nine assists over the past five games.

Stepan tied it at 1 with 10:10 left in the second on a backhand rebound goal.

The Lightning nearly took a 2-1 lead 13 minutes into the second when B.J. Crombeen's apparent goal was disallowed for putting the puck into the net with a high stick. The call was upheld by a video review.

Tampa Bay's Cory Conacher hit the crossbar on a shot from just outside the crease later in the second.

The Lightning entered the day averaging 5.3 goals a game.

"I don't care what they averaged," Tortorella said. "I'm just glad we won the hockey game."

Notes: St. Louis has 11 assists and 14 points this season. ... New York G Henrik Lundqvist had started 27 of the Rangers previous 28 games against Tampa Bay. ... Garon started all four Tampa Bay games against the Rangers last season, going 2-1-1. ... Rangers LW Chris Kreider (ankle) is practicing with the team. ... Hagelin also had an assist. ... Stamkos had seven shots on goal.