Center In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Rangers beat the Lightning because Filip Chytil scored twice.
Also scoring in the win were Chris Kreider, Artemi Panarin, Frank Vatrano, and Mika Zibanejad.
"They're a good team," said Vatrano. We can't chill out. We can only play one shift, one game, and our plan must be followed.
Rangers' goalie Igor Shesterkin made 37 saves in the big win. Vasilevskiy made 28 saves. He has won the Vezina Trophy and been in the top three for it.
"The Rangers have some exciting players," said Lightning coach Jon Cooper. "Give them an inch, and they'll take a mile." True. Be fair. Good group They've done a lot of work to get to the playoffs.
Still, we're better than that. Kreider quickly put the Rangers ahead 1-0. Lightning veteran Steven Stamkos tied the game 6:07 later.
At 7:50 of the second, Vatrano scored. Two minutes after that, Ondrej Palat tied the game.
The Rangers won the game because Chytil scored four goals in a row. The Rangers forward scored in the middle of the period. He beat Vasilevskiy for the fourth time in the second period.
Panarin scored a goal in the third quarter. With 6:06 left, Zibanejad scored the last goal.