Lightning vs. Rangers results, final score: Tampa Bay advances to third consecutive Stanley Cup Final -

Lightning vs. Rangers results, final score: Tampa Bay advances to third consecutive Stanley Cup Final

The 2022 Stanley Cup Final matchup is set. 

The Lightning took down the Rangers 2-1 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night to punch their ticket to the finals. It is the third straight finals appearance for the Lightning, who are aiming to become the first team since the Islanders in the early ’80s to complete a three-peat. 

Steven Stamkos scored both goals and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves in the winning effort. Tampa Bay won four straight against New York after falling behind 2-0 in the series. 

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Stamkos’ second goal, which proved to be the game-winner, came just 21 seconds after Frank Vatrano tied the contest with a power-play goal in the third period. 

Igor Shesterkin was stellar again in net for the Rangers, but his effort fell just short. The young goalie made 29 saves as he kept his team in a game where they were drastically outplayed. 

The Lightning advance to face the Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Final. Game 1 will be Wednesday, June 15, in Denver. 

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The Sporting News provided live updates and highlights from the clinching Game 6.

Lightning vs. Rangers Game 6 score

Game 6 P1 P2 P3 F
Rangers 0 0 1 1
Lightning 0 1 1 2

Lightning vs. Rangers updates, highlights from Game 6

Final: Lightning 2, Rangers 1

10:46 p.m.: 2-1 is the final as the Lightning win and advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the third consecutive season. Outstanding effort from both Shesterkin and Vasilesvkiy in net, but Tampa Bay wins the series 4-2. 

10:30 p.m.: GOAL! And the Lightning answer right away. Stamkos comes in all alone and his first shot is stopped by Shesterkin, but the goalie can’t handle the puck cleanly. As the puck is in the air, it hits Stamkos coming in front of the crease and goes into the net. Tampa Bay regains the lead just 21 seconds after New York tied it. What a dish by Kucherov to set up the goal. Pandemonium at Amalie. 

10:29 p.m.: GOAL! Frank Vatrano unleashes a bomb off the faceoff that beats Vasilevskiy over the glove. Clean win by Copp off the draw that went right to Vatrano and we have a tied game. The power play comes through for the blueshirts. 

10:24 p.m.: HUGE chance again for the Rangers as Stamkos is whistled for holding. Rangers have relied on the power play all season long and with 8:15 left potentially in their season, they need it to come through again. 

10:21 p.m.: Cernak back on the bench for the Lightning. 

10:18 p.m.: Lightning with another great chance, but one too many passes. Cirelli had a chance but got too close into Shesterkin to have any room for a quality shot. Vasilevskiy had his biggest save of the night moments before, stretching out to make a stop on Andrew Copp at the top of the crease. 

10:12 p.m.: Not the best power play for the Rangers as it comes up empty. Credit to the Lightning PK, they blocked five shots on the kill. One of those was a block by Cernak, who got hit in the hand and went down to the locker room. 

10:09 p.m.: Corey Perry gets called for high-sticking Filip Chytil. Huge opportunity early for the Rangers power play to tie the game. 

10:05 p.m.: Third period begins with Hedman returning to the Tampa Bay bench. Strome is not on the bench for the Rangers. 

End 2nd period: Lightning 1, Rangers 0

9:46 p.m.: End of the 2nd, Stamkos’ tally is the only score so far. Shesterkin is putting the entire Rangers’ season on his back right now, he’s been sensational. The rest of the Rangers? Well they have not. Lightning are winning every puck race and 50-50 battle it seems. Shots are 23-13 in favor of Tampa Bay. 

9:41 p.m.: Rangers kill off the penalty, but not without a couple of big stops again by Shesterkin. First it was Palat with a high shot, then it was Alex Killorn cutting from the forehand to the backhand. Both the same result. 

9:36 p.m.: First power play of the game goes to the Lightning as Artemi Panarin is called for high-sticking. He clipped Erik Cernak right in the mouth. 

9:31 p.m.: GOAL! Steven Stamkos rips one by the blocker of Shesterkin to break the tie. I don’t think the Rangers goalie tracked that puck until it was too late, Stamkos used Ryan Lindgren’s legs as a screen. 1-0 Lightning with under 10 minutes to go in the second period, Amalie Arena is loud. 

9:30 p.m.: Victor Hedman heads down to the locker room after a high hit from Alexis Lafreniere. He was not happy coming off the ice at the officials and doesn’t look happy to be forced down the tunnel. Dirty play by Lafreniere that goes uncalled. 

9:27 p.m.: Maroon gets a lane to the net from the corner, but his stuff attempt is denied by Shesterkin. Tampa Bay is in complete control of this game but Shesterkin is single-handedly keeping New York in the contest. 

9:14 p.m.: Kevin Rooney and Mikhail Sergachev each called for roughing after a scrum in front of the Lightning net. Play will go to 4 on 4. 

9:10 p.m.: Hard hit by Jacob Trouba on Corey Perry causes a small scuffle. A clean hit, but Perry didn’t have the puck and Trouba should have been called for interference. Rangers get away with one there. 

9:09 p.m.: Another sensational save by Shesterkin, stopping a deflected puck by Kucherov on a 2 on 1 with Stamkos. This very easily could be 3-0, 4-0 Lightning if not for the young goaltender. 

9:07 p.m.: Chance right out of the gate in the second for Cirelli again. He tries going forehand-backhand, but Shesterkin read it perfectly snd stuffs the attempt. 

End 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 sole reason why the Lightning didn’t have multiple goals in the period. Lightning in front in shots with 11-7 and shot attempts with 25-12. 

8:47 p.m.: Great pad save by Shesterkin on Anthony Cirelli, who tried to sneak the puck around his leg. Cirelli cut in all alone from a nice pass by Hagel. 

8:38 p.m.: The game remains scoreless with 5:44, but it is Tampa Bay in complete control. They’re maintaining pressure and firing everything at Shesterkin, who has been steady in net. New York needs to be better at getting the puck out of their own zone.

8:23 p.m.: Great chance for Tampa Bay early. Riley Nash knocks down a clearing attempt by Shesterkin and Pat Maroon is left alone in front. His deflection goes right into Shesterkin’s stomach. It’s been all Tampa Bay early on, with shot attempts 11-3 in favor of the Lightning. 


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

7:51 p.m.: Chance that Kaapo Kakko is odd man out tonight. Ryan Strome’s status still up in the air. He left during warmups but returned. 

7:50 p.m.: Tampa Bay electing again with 12 forwards and six D. Hagel up again playing wing in the top-six. 

7:40 p.m.: Point did not take part in warmups for the Lightning, indicating that he would not be playing in Game 6. 

7:10 p.m.: Looks like New York making a lineup change with Dryden Hunt appearing to slot into the bottom-six forward group in place of Ryan Reaves. 

6:30 p.m.: Brayden Point’s status for Game 6 is still unknown. Coach Jon Cooper said that the decision will depend on whether Point can participate in warmups. 

What channel is Lightning vs. Rangers Game 6 on?

  • Date: Saturday, June 11
  • TV channels: ESPN (U.S.) | Sportsnet (Canada)
  • Live streaming: fuboTV | ESPN+ (U.S.) | SN Now (Canada)

Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Lightning and the Rangers will be broadcast on ESPN in the United States and Sportsnet in Canada.

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

What time does Lightning vs. Rangers Game 6 start?

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

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

Lightning vs. Rangers series schedule

Date Site Time (ET) TV
Wed., June 1 at New York Rangers 6, Lightning 2 ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Fri., June 3 at New York Rangers 3, Lightning 2 ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Sun., June 5 at Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Rangers 2 ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Tue., June 7 at Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Rangers 1 ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Thu., June 9 at New York Lightning 3, Rangers 1 ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Sat., June 11 at Tampa Bay 8 p.m. ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
*Tue., June 14 at New York 8 p.m. ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports

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