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Rangers 6, Lightning 4



Forward Radek Smolenak had two goals and an assist but the Lightning fell 6-4 to the Rangers in Tampa Bay's opening game of the prospects tournament in Traverse City, Mich. The game was 3-3 after two periods. New York scored three goals in the first eight minutes (sorry, had 11 in the first version of this) of the third.

The Rangers outshot Tampa Bay 31-25, and Lightning goaltender Riku Helenius made 25 saves.

Tampa Bay faces the Red Wings at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:38pm]


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