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by Paul on 01/15/14 at 12:09 PM ET
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Don't look now, but the Tampa Bay Lightning have moved into a tie for first place in the Atlantic Division. Led by another stellar game from netminder Ben Bishop, the Lightning edged the New York Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night, and that win coupled with the Boston Bruins' 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs moved the Lightning even with the B's at 60 points apiece.
Bishop had missed the past four games with a wrist injury, but he showed no signs of rust in stopping 33 of 34 Rangers shots as the Lightning earned their 14th road win of the season, tied for most in the Eastern Conference.
The Bruins, in the midst of a slight sideways drift just past the midpoint of the season, have a game in hand, but you have to give credit to Jon Cooper's hardy bunch from Tampa, who have more than held their own in the absence of top sniper Steven Stamkos after a grisly leg injury suffered in November.
read on, Custance on the Blues, LeBrun on the Leafs and Strang on Jagr...
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