TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Derek Brassard had a hat trick and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 36 shots in another season-saving performance as the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 Tuesday night to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- 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.
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 with a 6-2 victory over the stumbling New York Rangers on Monday night.
Dominic Moore scored with 2:25 to play, the defense limited the Lightning's high-powered offense and the New York Rangers defeated goaltender Ben Bishop and the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 Saturday to move within three wins of returning to the Stanley Cup finals.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Once merely 101 seconds from having their season end, then forced to hold off a furious Game 6 rally, Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers are now one victory away from returning to the Eastern Conference finals.
Ryan McDonagh scored 9:37 into overtime and the New York Rangers kept their Stanley Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals last night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.