Lightning Vs. Rangers: Tampa Bay Falls In Overtime At Madison Square Garden

The Tampa Bay Lightning took a one-goal lead into the final period on Thursday but the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers rallied for an overtime win.

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Ryan Malone Injury Update: Tampa's Left Winger Could Return Saturday

Its been an tough season for Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Ryan Malone but hopefully good news is on the horizon, as Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday that Malone skated with the team and "might be ready to play Saturday at Buffalo." However, there is no official timetable for his return.

"It all feels good," Malone said to Cristodero Thursday. "We're just making sure, and we'll see how it feels (Saturday)."

Marlone, who has tallied 10 goals and 27 points in just 41 of Tampa's 53 games, is a much needed physical presence for a team that lost at the New York Rangers 4-3 in overtime Thursday, its second in a row.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on Tampa Bay Lightning hockey, visit SB Nation's Lighting blog Raw Charge. For more on New York Rangers hockey, visit SB Nation's Rangers blog Blueshirt Banter. For all your hockey news, be sure to follow along at SB Nation's NHL hub.

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Rangers Vs. Lightning: Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio And More

More: Bolts vs. Rangers Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning are trying to bounce-back after having their points streak of seven consecutive games come to an end Tuesday. However, the Bolts' will need to do it on the road against one of the league's top teams, the New York Rangers, at Madison Square Garden, a place where they've already lost once this season.

This is the third of four meeting between the team Eastern Conference teams this year. This is also the first game of a three-game road trip for Tampa Bay, who will play at the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins, respectively.

For those who'd like to catch the game, here's the game time, TV information and links to the radio streams.

Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Game Time: 7:00 p.m. on EST
TV Channel: Sun Sports
Panthers Radio: AM 970 WFLA
Announcers: David Mishkin (play-by-play), Phil Esposito (radio analyst)
Lightning-Ranges line: Rangers (-190)

For more on Lightning hockey, check out the SB Nation blog Raw Charge.

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