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NHL: 4 things to know for Monday night

11/17/2014 03:08 EST | Updated 01/17/2015 05:59 EST
The Hockey Hall of Fame inducts six new members, Tampa Bay star Steven Stamkos looks to extend his point streak, and teammate Ryan Callahan returns to Madison Square Garden for the first time since the New York Rangers traded him last season.

Here are four things to know for Monday night:

Hockey Hall of Fame honours new inductees

The Hockey Hall of Fame's induction weekend wraps up with the addition of six marquee names.  The Hall will add former players Rob Blake, Peter Forsberg, Dominik Hasek and Mike Madano as well as coach Pat Burns and referee Bill McCreary. Tim Wharnsby provides you with an in-depth look at the new inductees. 

The news is not all good as Mark Howe, son of hockey icon Gordie Howe, revealed Sunday that his father has taken a turn for the worse.

Captain Callahan returns

When the Tampa Bay Lightning (12-4-2) face off against the New York Rangers (7-6-4), it will be a homecoming for Callahan. The former Rangers captain will be taking to the ice at Madison Square Garden for the first time since he was traded to Tampa Bay in March after spending seven seasons with the team, three while wearing the 'C'. Callahan and New York parted ways after an agreement could not be reached over his contract extension and he was sent to the Lightning in a deal that saw Martin St.Louis head to the Big Apple. This will also be the first time St. Louis faces his old club. Callahan has seven points in his last five games, and has six goals and seven assists for the season. The Lightning are undefeated when Callahan scores a goal.

Stamkos streaking

Lightning centre Steven Stamkos will be looking to add to the three goals and three assists he's notched in his last five games. The all-star is on a five-game point streak. In 18 games this season, Stamkos has scored 11 goals and eight assists, making him the No 3. goal scorer in the league. His four power-play goals are the most of any player this season.  

Rangers hope to recover from heartbreak

The Rangers are coming off a difficult shootout loss to the Penguins Saturday.  The team had thought they won after Dan Boyle scored but the goal was overturned after replay showed he touched the puck on a rebound before it went in the net.  Both teams came back from the dressing rooms to settle things and the Penguins came out on top.

Things have not been going well for the Rangers, who are 2-2-4 in their last eight games. New York will be in for a challenge as the Lightning have won four of their last six meetings, including the most recent game on Jan. 14., where they won 2-1. New York will need the help of their top-scorer, Rick Nash, who has 12 goals and seven assists this season, tying him with Stamkos. Nash ranks first in the league for goals scored and had a particularly strong outing earlier last week where he recorded a goal and two assists against the Penguins.

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