Rangers, Lightning square off with series tied 2-2

June 8, 2022 GMT

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; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Lightning -129, Rangers +108; over/under is 5.5

STANLEY CUP SEMIFINALS: Series tied 2-2

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning visit the New York Rangers for game five of the third round of the NHL Playoffs with the series tied 2-2. The teams meet Tuesday for the sixth time this season. The Lightning won 4-1 in the last matchup.

New York has a 26-8-4 record in home games and a 52-24-6 record overall. The Rangers are 24-5-3 in games they score at least one power-play goal.

Tampa Bay is 51-23-8 overall and 22-14-2 on the road. The Lightning are 21-8-3 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mika Zibanejad has scored 30 goals with 52 assists for the Rangers. Chris Kreider has five goals and four assists over the past 10 games.

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Steven Stamkos has 42 goals and 64 assists for the Lightning. Nikita Kucherov has scored six goals with eight assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 6-4-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.4 assists, 4.5 penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game.

Lightning: 8-2-0, averaging three goals, 4.8 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game.

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

Lightning: Brayden Point: out (leg).

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