Rangers fan punches Lightning fan after loss at MSG

Someone put this guy in the penalty box!

An outraged Rangers fan from Staten Island cold-clocked a Tampa Bay Lightning fan — then punched a good Samaritan who tried to stop him from skating off — following his team’s loss at Madison Square Garden Thursday night, police said.

Wearing a red shirt with Artemi Panarin’s No. 10 emblazoned on the back, James Anastasio had just watched the Rangers fall to the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 during game five of the Eastern Conference matchup.

As he exited the stadium at about 10:45 pm, he was captured on video posted to social media turning and sucker-punching a man in a Tampa Bay Jersey walking behind him. The Lightning fan fell backward, unconscious and surrounded by dozens of stunned hockey fans.

“He’s dead. He died!” one man can be heard on the recording as Rangers fans stopped to help the floored victim and screamed for security.

A good Samaritan who saw the attack followed Anastasio in an attempt to stop him, but the Staten Island brawler punched him in the face too, leaving him with a minor injury, cops said.

Police were called to the scene and charged Anastasio with two counts of assault and two counts of harassment. He’s expected to be arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court Friday.

After a few moments, the Lightning fan regained consciousness. Neither he nor the good Samaritan required medical attention.

It was not immediately clear if the Lightning fan had said anything to Anastasio before he was hit.

Anastasio wasn’t the only one brawling following the Rangers’ loss. Both teams traded punches at the end of the third period when the Lightning capped off their win with a Brandon Hagel empty-net goal.

The Lightning now leads the conference 3-2. Game six is ​​scheduled for Saturday.