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Frank Franklin II, Associated Press
New York Rangers' Ryan Callahan (24) shoots the puck past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon (32) to score during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in New York.

NEW YORK — Brad Richards scored 3:37 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.

New York's Brian Doyle tied it at 10:13 of the third period, pouncing on a loose puck and driving it past Mathieu Garon. The last half of the third period was a fast-paced flurry of hits, scoring opportunities and saves before overtime.

Steven Stamkos scored his NHL-best 36th goal of the season in the first period and added an assist for Tampa Bay, which has lost three of four.

Derek Stepan scored and had an assist for the Rangers, who lead the Eastern Conference and have taken points in six of their last seven games.