New York Rangers lose to Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3. This is proof that ‘there’s no stopping in our group’

TAMPA, Fla. — It turns to be the New York Rangers We haven’t been able to capture the market for having “no stop” in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Tampa Bay Lightning Rangers' Eastern Conference Final lead was 2-1 when they rallied from a deficit of 2-0 in the second period. Winger Ondrej Palat With 42 seconds left to regulation, the game-winning goal was scored by the perfect pass of Nikita Kucherov, who was involved in all three Lightning goals.

“It was not an ideal situation, however it isn't impossible to keep going in our group. In the series, we were down 2-0. “It was pretty much all up in the third,” stated captain Steven StamkosThe score was tied at 2-2 by, whose power play goal came just 1:22 into the third.

Stamkos reaffirmed what worked in Game 3 for the Lightning that didn't work in the previous two New York games: The 5-on-5 game in their favor, pumping 51 shots, and 83 shot attempts at goalie Igor ShesterkinYou can also save 28 dollars by logging in. Andrei Vasilevskiy; a penalty killing that allowed Rangers power-play goals and came up big during a 4-minute high-sticking penalty against Kucherov in third period; and, finally getting a clutch goal by Palat when they were most desperate.

“We have seen this from Palat for years. The quiet kid doesn't say much. He gives you all he has every shift. Jon Cooper, Lightning coach said that he is able to play the blue-collar game alongside white collar players. He is often the third player mentioned on the lines that he plays. He does come through.”

Rangers' social media slogan this postseason was #NoQuitInNY. They had the opportunity to put the series on hold with a Game 3 victory. Teams that have a lead of 3-0 in a best-7 hold a series record (.980) of 198-4. All-time series record for teams that start at home with a 3-0 advantage in a best of seven is 144-3 (.980).

It is not easy. The game is over and you are down 2-0. Stamkos stated that you feel the momentum moving the opposite way. “But that's exactly what it means to find a solution at this time of the calendar year. This has been going on for years. Tonight was just one more example of how we found a way to win. We talked about this before the game: How will you win tonight? And whatever else happens, it happens. Another brave effort tonight.

Game 3 was decided without scoring after the first period. The second period saw wild play.

They were playing 4-on-4. Mika Zibanejad The interference penalty was assessed. Lightning had 1 to32 of 4-on-3 Power Play Time — Shesterkin saving two and Rangers forward Barclay Goodrow Clanging one off the post in shorthanded. But winger Corey Perry Perry was whistled for cutting the mask of Shesterkin. Shesterkin then wildly tossed the stick to the ends boards. Perry was furious and entered the penalty box.

As additional players left, the teams played 3-on-3 for 13 second and then 4-on-4 15 seconds. At 7:37 in the second period, the Rangers went on the power play. Zibanejad shot through Andrei Vasilevskiy 30 seconds later to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.

At 8:23 of third period, the Lightning assessed another penalty against Shesterkin. Riley Nash In his first game since March 20, he was bumped on a Tampa scoring opportunity. They made the Rangers pay again: Chris Kreider At 9:44 of second, put in the rebound from a Zibanejad hit to make it 2 at 2.

This was Zibanejad's 10th postseason goal, as well as Kreider's.

The Lightning crowd Shesterkin's crease in Game 3, something that Rangers coach Gerard Gallant did not like. It fazes more me than it does him. It doesn't appeal to me,” he stated. It's not a major part of it, “he said. “I hope that when we speak to the (officiating supervisor) tomorrow, they'll take care some of that because I didn't understand it,” he stated.

Cooper pushed back.

“I don’t think they could call it any tighter. Three penalties for goalie interference? He asked, as Rangers forward Frank Vatrano Perry and Nash also got whistled. “Is it part of this game to be net-front? Yes. Do you think that's part of our game plan? No. We're on a 4-3 power play. We let ourselves get away with it. Trust me, it's not our goal to score on the goalie. It was more of our anger than the Rangers at that point.

Tampa Bay won one back in a power-play of their own when defenseman Jacob Trouba Ignorance was a problem. At 10:50 Nikita Kucherov scored with a blast to Shesterkin’s left, his second win of the series. He also won the sixth game of the playoffs.

The Lightning tied it on the third period, which ended at 2-2. Trouba went to the penalty box for his second straight time, this time for holding. Perry crossed the ice to Steven Stamkos at 1:22 for his sixth playoff goal.

After Kucherov's high stick, the Lightning ended a four-minute powerplay. Palat scored his 10th playoff goal and ended the four-minute power play. Tyler Johnson For the most franchise history.

Palat's team was able to get back in the series before Tuesday night's Game 4.

Stamkos stated, “You either fold up, or you go out and do it.” “Did they expect to score when there were only 40 seconds left?” No. No. This can provide a huge momentum swing for our group.”

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