New York visits Tampa Bay with 2-0 series lead

June 4, 2022 GMT

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

Tampa, Florida; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Lightning -171, Rangers +145; over/under is 5.5

STANLEY CUP SEMIFINALS: Rangers lead series 2-0

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers visit the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round of the NHL Playoffs with a 2-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Friday for the sixth time this season. The Rangers won 3-2 in the last meeting.

Tampa Bay is 24-8-6 at home and 51-23-8 overall. The Lightning have a +57 scoring differential, with 285 total goals scored and 228 conceded.

New York is 52-24-6 overall and 24-13-2 in road games. The Rangers are 42-5-2 in games they score three or more goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Steven Stamkos has 42 goals and 64 assists for the Lightning. Nikita Kucherov has four goals and 10 assists over the past 10 games.

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Artemi Panarin has scored 22 goals with 74 assists for the Rangers. Mika Zibanejad has seven goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 7-3-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.1 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

Rangers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.6 assists, four penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game.

INJURIES: Lightning: Brayden Point: out (leg).

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

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