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New York Rangers top Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in NHL opener in Europe

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Markus Naslund and Brandon Dubinsky scored to lift the New York Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening game of the NHL regular season in the Czech capital.

Naslund scored with 1:52 remaining in the second period on a wrist shot after being fed by Scott Gomez.

Martin St. Louis tied the game 3:57 into the final period with a backhand shot past Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundquist.

Dubinsky had the winner on a power play with 5:44 left in the game in Prague.

The Pittsburgh Penguins played the Ottawa Senators in Stockholm, Sweden, later Saturday.

The NHL also opened last season in Europe with the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings playing two games in London.

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