For the second night in a row, the Rangers fell victim to a brilliant goaltending performance, as Mike Smith shut out New York 3-0 on Saturday night. The Rangers now return home Tuesday night to face off against their division rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins.
| Box Score THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1. M. SMITH -- TB
2. J. HALPERN -- TB
3. H. LUNDQVIST -- NYRNOTES
* The Rangers have lost two games in a row in regulation for the first time since Feb. 5-7.
* The Rangers have now been shut out six times this season.
* The Blueshirts finished their season series 2-2-0 against Tampa Bay, winning the first two games before dropping the final two.
*Defenseman Dan Girardi
blocked four shots, a team-high total. His defense partner Fedor Tyutin blocked three shots.
* Defensemen Christian Backman and Marc Staal
both saw time on the power play taking the place of Martin Straka at the point.