Tampa Bay takes 3-2 lead into game 6 against New York

June 10, 2022 GMT

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

Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Lightning -184, Rangers +154; over/under is 5.5

STANLEY CUP SEMIFINALS: Lightning lead series 3-2

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning host the New York Rangers in the third round of the NHL Playoffs with a 3-2 lead in the series. The teams meet Thursday for the sixth time this season. The Lightning won the last meeting 3-1.

Tampa Bay has a 24-8-6 record in home games and a 51-23-8 record overall. The Lightning have given up 228 goals while scoring 285 for a +57 scoring differential.

New York has a 52-24-6 record overall and a 24-13-2 record on the road. The Rangers have a 19-6-2 record in games their opponents serve more penalty minutes.

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

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

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 8-2-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.7 assists, four penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game.

Rangers: 6-4-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 4.5 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 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.