Throughout the lockout, many blogs are doing fake recaps of the games that should’ve been taking place. I’ve decided to go another route by doing real recaps…of the games that happened on that date one year ago.
Over the past few seasons, there are some teams that have just given the Rangers trouble. There usually isn’t a reason for this; it just is what it is. One of those teams was the Tampa Bay Lightning who the Rangers hadn’t beaten since April 2010 going into their game against them on December 3, 2011. A new season and a number of ex-Lightning players added to the roster would finally change that.