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Rangers visit Lightning on Wednesday Night Rivalry

by John Kreiser

The New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning complete the 2015 portion of their schedules when they face off at Amalie Arena in the outgoing year’s final Wednesday Night Rivalry game (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN).

The Lightning have dominated the rivalry in the past few years. Tampa Bay has won the past five regular-season games and kept the Rangers from advancing to the Stanley Cup Final last spring with a 2-0 victory in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

One reason for Tampa Bay’s recent regular-season dominance has been the play of goaltender Ben Bishop, who is 9-0-0 lifetime against the Rangers with a 1.43 goals-against average, a .947 save percentage and two shutouts. Bishop shut out the Rangers in Games 5 and 7 of the conference final.

Tale of the tape
20-13-4 (3rd, Metropolitan) 2015-16 Record 18-15-4 (6th, Atlantic)
2679-2548-808-108 All-Time Record 720-824-112-121
43-35-5-7 Head-to-Head Regular-Season Record 42-39-5-4
0-5-0 Streak vs. Opponent 5-0-0
0-2-0 @ Tampa Bay Home/Road Streak vs. Opponent 2-0-0 vs. New York
4 Stanley Cup Championships 1
50 Hall of Fame Members 3
Mark Messier Most Famous Alumnus Martin St. Louis
4 Hart Trophy Winners 1
57 Postseason Appearances 8
Martin St. Louis (2014-15) Best Player in Common Martin St. Louis (2000-14)
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