The New York Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning with a score of 3-2 on 3rd June, Friday in Game 2 of the final in the Eastern Conference. New York is currently up the chart with a score of 2-0. On the other hand, Tampa Bay Lightning has incurred its second consecutive loss in the playoff for the very first time since it last happened in 2019.
After Tampa Bay forward Nikita Kucherov started the scoring, the NY Rangers scored 3 unreciprocated goals. Furthermore, K’Andre Miller and Kaapo Kakko also managed to score in the beginning period. This helped them continue the success of the Rangers’ Kid Line. Goals soon stood as 10-5 for the Rangers during the time when the Kid Line is upon the ice five on five.
Crushing Defeat For Tampa Bay Lightning
Mika Zibanejad also handed the New York Rangers a two-goal lead during the third period. The Rangers forward acquired nine goals at the time of the playoffs of the Stanley Cup.
Nick Paul is the forward player for Tampa Bay Lightning and he cut the deficit to one during their third period. As the onslaught of Tampa Bay Lightning kept unfolding in the match, Rangers goalkeeper named Igor Shesterkin did a stunning game-saving save for his team. This ultimately sealed the victory for the NY Rangers and brought defeat for the Lightning.
Not An Expected Result For Lightning
The coach of Lightning, Jon Cooper, stated that the team is well aware of their situation of two back-to-back defeats. However, they have a lot of positive energy and they are looking to get back into the tournament in a strong manner. Game 3 for Lightning is scheduled to take place on Sunday afternoon.