TAMPA, Fla. - Ryan Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain Martin St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night.
St. Louis played in Tampa for the first time since requesting a trade and being dealt to the Rangers for Callahan last March in a rare swap of captains. A video tribute in the first period that started with boos from the fans turned into mostly cheers by the conclusion. Some fans booed each time St. Louis touched the puck.
Tampa Bay went ahead 3-2 when Steven Stamkos skated behind the net and got his second assist of the game setting up Callahan, who beat Henrik Lundqvist from in close at 10:17 of the second.
Callahan, who had an assist of his own, also notched two goals in Tampa Bay's 5-1 win in New York last week.