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Lightning vs. Rangers Game 6: Live scores, updates, highlights from the 2022 Eastern Conference NHL Playoffs Finals

The 2022 Stanley Cup Finals could be set in less than six hours.

Game 6 of the East Finals between the Lightning and the Rangers takes place Saturday night at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. The Lightning are 3:2 in the lead and would secure a ticket for a third final in a row with a win.

Tampa Bay took the lead in the series Thursday in New York with a 3-1 win in Game 5. Ondrej Palat fended off a point shot from Mikhail Sergachev at Igor Shesterkin towards the end of the third period and gave the Lightning the lead. This goal proved to be a game winner.

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New York is to complete another comeback in series. It jumped out to a 2-0 advantage over the Lightning but lost the last three. Rangers came back from a 3-1 loss to the Penguins in the first round and a 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes in the second round.

Shesterkin and New York are 5-0 in eliminators this postseason, so they’re not entering uncharted territory. But Tampa Bay has been amazing in these playoffs, going 6-1 at home.

Can the Rangers survive and force a Game 7 on Tuesday? Or will the Lightning advance to face the Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Finals?

Sporting News will feature all the updates and highlights from the crucial Game 6 on Saturday.

Lightning vs Rangers match 6 score

game 6 P1 p2 P3 f
ranger 0 0 0 0
lightning 0 0 0 0

Lightning vs. Rangers updates, game 6 highlights

End of 1st period: Lightning 0, Rangers 0

8:48 p.m.: End of the 1st and score remains 0:0. Shesterkin was the best player on the ice and the only reason the Lightning didn’t score multiple goals during that period. Blitz up front on shots at 11-7 and shot attempts at 25-12.

8:47 p.m.: Great save by Shesterkin against Anthony Cirelli trying to sneak the puck around his leg. Cirelli cut in all alone after a nice pass from Hagel.

8:38 p.m.: The game remains scoreless at 5:44 but Tampa Bay is in full control. They keep the pressure up and fire everything at Shesterkin, who was stable in the net. New York needs to get better at getting the puck out of their own zone.

8:23 p.m.: Big chance for Tampa Bay early. Riley Nash knocks down a Shesterkin clearout attempt, leaving Pat Maroon alone up front. His distraction goes straight to Shesterkin’s stomach. It was all in Tampa Bay early on, with shot attempts going 11-3 in the Lightning’s favour.

foreplay

7:57 p.m.: Officially. Ryan Strome is in, Kaapo Kakko is out.

7:51 p.m.: There’s a chance Kaapo Kakko is a strange man tonight. Ryan Strome’s status is still up in the air. He left during warm-up exercises but returned.

7:50 p.m.: Tampa Bay picks again with 12 forwards and six D. Hagel playing wings in the top-6 again.

7:40 p.m.: Point did not participate in warm-ups for the Lightning, indicating he would not play in Game 6.

7:10 p.m.: It looks like New York will make a roster change, with Dryden Hunt appearing to step into the bottom six forward groups in place of Ryan Reaves.

6:30 p.m.: Brayden Point’s status for Game 6 is still unknown. Coach Jon Cooper said the decision depended on Point’s ability to participate in warm-up exercises.

What channel is Lightning vs Rangers Game 6 on?

  • Date: Saturday June 11th
  • TV channel: ESPN (US) | Sportsnet (Canada)
  • Live streaming: fuboTV | ESPN+ (US) | SN Now (Canada)

Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Lightning and Rangers will be televised on ESPN in the US and on Sportsnet in Canada.

The game can be streamed live on ESPN+ or fuboTV in the US and on SN Now in Canada.

When does Lightning vs Rangers game 6 start?

  • Date: Saturday June 11th
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET

Tampa Bay and New York will face off in Game 6 on Saturday, June 11th. Puck drop-off will be shortly after 8 p.m. ET at the Amalie Arena in Tampa., Fla.

Lightning vs. Rangers series schedule

date Side? site time (ET) TV
Wed., June 1st in NYC ranger 6, flash 2 ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Fri 3 June in NYC rangers 3, flash 2 ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Sun., June 5th in Tampa Bay flash 3, rangers 2 ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Tuesday, June 7th in Tampa Bay flash 4, rangers 1 ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Thursday, June 9th in NYC flash 3, rangers 1 ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Sat 11 June in Tampa Bay 8 p.m ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
*Tuesday, June 14 in NYC 8 p.m ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports

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