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New York Rangers defeat Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 for Prague sweep

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Wade Redden and Scott Gomez each scored second-period goals as the New York Rangers rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 Sunday to sweep their two-game season-opening series in Europe.

The Lightning had only three shots on goal in the opening period, but went up 1-0 when Adam Hall scored after Rangers' goalie Henrik Lundqvist partially blocked Andrej Meszaros' shot with 1:43 remaining.

Redden tied it for the Rangers with a power-play goal 3:47 into the second period when he blasted a shot past Lightning goalie Olaf Kolzig off a pass from Markus Naslund.

Gomez scored into an empty net at 12:12 into the period after winger Aaron Voros deflected a shot by Redden. Lightning centre Steven Stamkos hit the crossbar late in the period as both teams missed a number of scoring chances.

Kolzig made 37 saves and Lundqvist stopped 18 shots.

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