Tampa Bay Lightning
Momentum may look like it favors the Rangers after a huge Game 6 victory in Tampa, but it is a fickle ally. The game plan is what favors New York in Friday’s series-deciding matchup.
Henrik Lundqvist had lots of help in another season-saving performance for the Rangers, this time on the road against the Lightning.
It would be a disservice to the New York Rangers and fellow fans of the Blueshirts to listen to the rumbling in my gut that tells me my favorite hockey team has exhausted its nine lives.
After a slow start to the playoffs, the high-scoring team captain helped the speedy Lightning push the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination from the Eastern Conference finals.
The Rangers will need another comeback to keep their Stanley Cup drive alive. Game 6 is Tuesday night in Tampa.
The Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the Rangers to the brink of extinction by beating them at their own game.
Take the spotlight off goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals and put it on Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances and help the New York Rangers shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
While the Blueshirts possess a good amount of team speed and skill, they do not have the firepower necessary to beat the Lightning skill for skill.
Henrik Lundqvist was being hailed a hero just last week. It’s been a different story lately.
Henrik Lundqvist seems baffled. The Rangers allowed 12 goals in losing their last two playoff games, and one of the NHL’s top goalies is at a loss to explain why. It has to change in Game 4 Friday night.
The Lightning are doing whatever it takes to make Amalie Arena a difficult place for opponents to play.
Sure, Henrik Lundqvist surrendered six goals for the second straight game … but how many were truly his fault?
After splitting the first two games in New York, the Rangers talked about cleaning up mistakes — but it was more of the same in Game 3.
Nikita Kucherov scored 3:33 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.