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Tampa Bay Lightning defeats New York Rangers

Stamkos nets hat trick and scores 700th point in 6 - 3 win over Rangers
Tampa Bay Lighting's Steven Stamkos takes a moment in the tunnel before leading his team on the ice for warm ups prior to facing the New York Rangers, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. DIRK SHADD | Times
Published Dec. 11, 2018
Updated Dec. 11, 2018
Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson in the hallway of the locker room before heading out onto the ice for warm ups.
Lightning right wing Mathieu Joseph laughs with his teammates before heading out onto the ice for warm ups.


Lightning goaltender Louis Domingue heads down the tunnel and onto the ice for warm ups.
Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) gets checked into the glass by New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk (44) during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91), goaltender Louis Domingue (70) and defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) look on as the New York Rangers celebrate their goal, the first of the game, during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) gets checked by New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk (44) during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) gets a one timer to score a power play goal beating New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) for the first Lightning goal of he game during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates scoring on a one timer for a power play goal beating New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) for the first Lightning goal of he game during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates along with defenseman Victor Hedman (77) and center Yanni Gourde (37) after scoring on a one timer for a power play goal beating New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) for the first Lightning goal of he game during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Louis Domingue (70) looks on as the New York Rangers celebrate their second goal of the game during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) works to stay with New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei (76) during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
DIRK SHADD | Times Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Louis Domingue (70) makes a save n New York Rangers center Steven Fogarty (38) with help from defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) and defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) during second period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) gets up from the ice as he celebrates his goal with center Brayden Point (21) after shooting and scoring while tumbling to the ice as he beats New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) to score and tie the game at 2 to 2 during second period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18). This was the second goal of the night for Stamkos. On left is New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13).
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Louis Domingue (70) works to make a save with some help from defenseman Braydon Coburn (55) on New York Rangers right wing Jesper Fast (17) during second period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Louis Domingue (70) gets a break during a stoppage in action against eh New York Rangers during second period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) celebrates his go ahead goal making the score 3 to 2 during second period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his third goal of the game as he beats New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) to complete the hat trick while putting his team up 5 tp 2 during third period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his third goal of the game as he beats New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) to complete the hat trick while putting his team up 5 tp 2 during third period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his third goal of the game as he beats New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) to complete the hat trick while putting his team up 5 tp 2 during third period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his third goal of the game as he beats New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) to complete the hat trick while putting his team up 5 tp 2 during third period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his third goal of the game as he beats New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) to complete the hat trick while putting his team up 5 tp 2 during third period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (12/10/18).

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