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Cedric Paquette of the Tampa Bay Lightning faces off against Derick Brassard of the New York Rangers to start Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 18, 2015. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rangers Looking To Rebound Against Lightning In Game 3

Resilience is key in the NHL playoffs. The Lightning showed it in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, and now it’s the Rangers’ turn to respond yet again.

05/20/2015

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers - Game One

Ryan McDonagh On Rangers’ Sloppy Effort: ‘It’s Embarrassing’

“It’s embarrassing,” McDonagh said. “There (are) a lot of things you want to say right now, but talking doesn’t do much.”

05/19/2015

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers - Game Two

Hartnett: Rangers Determined Not To Let Game 2 Embarrassment Happen Again

Following Game 2, Vigneault made it clear that he believes the Rangers will turn the page quickly. After all, this team has done so throughout their entire playoff run and since Vigneault took charge last season.

05/19/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18:  Alex Killorn #17 of the Tampa Bay Lightning scores a goal in the third period against Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 18, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Johnson Hat Trick Helps Lightning To 6-2 Win Over Rangers; Series Tied At 1

Tyler Johnson scored the first hat trick in Lightning playoff history and Tampa Bay got its high-scoring offense in gear and evened the Eastern Conference finals.

05/19/2015

Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates with the puck as Ryan McDonagh defends in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 16, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Looking To Shut Down Tampa’s ‘Triplets’ In Game 2

In the conference finals, Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi have drawn “The Triplets,” instead of the Lightning’s more well-known line featuring star Steven Stamkos. Scratching your head? Don’t.

05/18/2015

Rangers forward Chris Kreider, top, takes down Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman during the teams’ meeting in Tampa, Florida on Nov. 26, 2014. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Friedman: If Rangers Play Their ‘A’ Game, There’s No Way The Lightning Win

It hasn’t been the smoothest ride for the Rangers in these playoffs, though it rarely is for any team. But New York remains the best the Eastern Conference has to offer.

05/16/2015

Ryan Callahan skates around Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist before scoring a goal in the third period at Madison Square Garden on November 17, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Appendectomy Be Damned — Callahan May Play When Lightning, Rangers Open East Finals

Though he skated Thursday and practiced without limitations Friday, Lightning forward Ryan Callahan is officially day-to-day for the opener of the Eastern Conference finals against the Rangers.

05/15/2015

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist clears the puck against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 6 of the teams’ Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series on May 10, 2015, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Lightning May Have The Firepower, But The Rangers Have Lundqvist

This is the series that the Rangers have been waiting for all season.

05/15/2015

Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden on November 17, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Will Rangers Advance Past Deep, Explosive Lightning?

The Bolts dominated the Rangers during the regular season. But that was a long time ago. Let’s take a look at both teams heading into the Eastern Conference finals.

05/15/2015

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Vigneault On WFAN: Zuccarello ‘Starting To Work Out’

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault isn’t ruling out Mats Zuccarello’s return in the Eastern Conference finals.

05/15/2015

Derek Stepan celebrates with Chris Kreider #20, Jesper Fast #19 and the rest of the New York Rangers after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Washington Capitals to win Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals 2-1 at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Sweet Relief! But Rangers, Please Make The Next One Easy

I don’t care that the Lightning swept their season series against New York. Wasn’t that like … five months ago?

05/14/2015

The New York Rangers celebrate after winning Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Cardiac Rangers Advance To East Finals To Face Lightning

It would seem there are two certainties ahead for the Rangers. First, they will see some very familiar faces in the lineup of their opponent in the Eastern Conference finals. Second, they will play lots of one-goal games.

05/14/2015

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano watches from the bench during a game against the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on Dec. 12, 2013 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: Capuano Part Of 3-Man Race For NHL’s Jack Adams Award

Peter Laviolette, Jon Cooper, Michel Therrien, Jack Capuano and Alain Vigneault have all done outstanding jobs this season and should be the leading candidates for NHL coach of the year.

02/16/2015

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders celebrates after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 20, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders Rally Late, Stun Lightning 3-1

John Tavares and Anders Lee scored 12 seconds apart in the third period, after the Islanders had been stymied by Vasilevskiy, and New York stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 with a late comeback Saturday night.

12/20/2014

Martin St. Louis #26 of the New York Rangers positions himself in front of the Tampa Bay Lightning net at the Amalie Arena on November 26, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Lightning Top Martin St. Louis, Rangers 4-3

Ryan Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain Martin St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night.

11/26/2014

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