Rangers host ECF Game 1 at 8PM on Wednesday: newyorkrangers.com/playoffs LIVE
In the next round of the playoffs for the Stanley Cup, the New York Rangers will face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning. This game will take place in the Eastern Conference Final. Beginning with Game 1 on Wednesday, June 1 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers will have the advantage of playing on their home rink throughout the series.
Every game of the Eastern Conference Final will be broadcast on ESPN 98.7 FM and aired nationwide on ESPN. ESPN 98.7 will also carry the radio broadcasts. In addition, MSG Networks will present coverage of both the before and postgame events for each and every game.
Game 1 | Wednesday, June 1 | 8:00 PM | Madison Square Garden | ESPN
Game 2 | Friday, June 3 | 8:00 PM | Madison Square Garden | ESPN
Game 3 | Sunday, June 5 | 3:00 PM | Amalie Arena | ESPN
Game 4 | Tuesday, June 7 | 8:00 PM | Amalie Arena | ESPN
Game 5* | Thursday, June 9 | 8:00 PM | Madison Square Garden | ESPN
Game 6* | Saturday, June 11 | 8:00 PM | Amalie Arena | ESPN
Game 7* | Tuesday, June 14 | 8:00 PM | Madison Square Garden | ESPN
The Blueshirts and the Lightning will meet again in the postseason for the second time, with the Lightning having previously prevailed over the Blueshirts in the Eastern Conference Final in 2015, which consisted of seven games. All three of New York’s games versus Tampa Bay played during the regular season were victories for the Rangers. Since the 2013–14 season, this was the first time that New York swept a team that was currently holding the Stanley Cup.
Because Alexis Lafreniere, Filip Chytil, and Kaapo Kakko are all only a little bit older than 20 on average, the New York Rangers’ third line is colloquially known as the “kid line.” This is due to the fact that their ages average out to just a little bit more than 20. Since we are in the business of bestowing nicknames upon people, let’s make an effort to come up with one for Chytil.
The nickname “Fearless Filip” seems appropriate in light of the fact that he is able to get to the middle of the ice and force opposing teams to pay for it. On Wednesday night, he continued his breakout performance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs by scoring two goals in the Rangers’ convincing 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. This victory moved the Rangers one step closer to capturing the series.