Rangers bring 1-0 lead into game 2 against the Lightning


Tampa Bay Lightning (51-23-8, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. New York Rangers (52-24-6, second in the Metropolitan Division)

New York; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Lightning -123, Rangers +103; over/under is 5.5

STANLEY CUP SEMIFINALS: Rangers lead series 1-0

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers host the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round of the NHL Playoffs with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Wednesday for the sixth time this season. The Rangers won the last meeting 6-2. Filip Chytil scored two goals in the victory.

New York is 52-24-6 overall and 26-8-4 in home games. The Rangers have a 42-5-2 record in games they score three or more goals.

Tampa Bay is 22-14-2 on the road and 51-23-8 overall. The Lightning have a +57 scoring differential, with 285 total goals scored and 228 given up.

TOP PERFORMERS: Artemi Panarin has scored 22 goals with 74 assists for the Rangers. Adam Fox has two goals and 13 assists over the last 10 games.

Victor Hedman has 20 goals and 66 assists for the Lightning. Nikita Kucherov has three goals and nine assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.5 goals, six assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game.

Lightning: 7-3-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.1 assists, 4.4 penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

INJURIES: Rangers: Barclay Goodrow: out (lower body), Sammy Blais: out for season (lower body).

Lightning: Brayden Point: out (leg).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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