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Rangers, Lightning combine for 70 penalty minutes in chaotic, fight-filled game

Apr 6, 2023

The New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning combined for a game full of violent hits, nasty fights and perhaps some costly injuries on Wednesday. The Rangers ended up winning 6-3, and approach the playoffs on a violent streak. However, the biggest winners may end up being anyone who escaped uninjured or only slightly banged up.

Hard-hitting Rangers captain Jacob Trouba often leaves other players on the injury list (whether those hits end up being legal or not). This time, it was Trouba who left Wednesday's game after falling in an awkward way where he couldn’t really brace himself following a Corey Perry hit.

At the moment, the Rangers consider Trouba day-to-day with an upper-body injury. The good news is the defenseman is travelling with the team.

Tampa’s excellent two-way forward Anthony Cirelli may have also gotten dinged up in this one. He most likely got hurt during a wild fracas midway through the second frame, triggered in part by Alex Killorn taking a late swipe at Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin. As you can see, plenty of players were involved, including an angry Ryan Lindgren.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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