The New York Rangers finally got a look at what the Tampa Bay Lightning have been over the previous two seasons. 

the Final saw the shorthanded Rangers who were without Ryan Strome and saw Filip Chytil leave early

dominated for large portions of Tuesday night by the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions in a 3-1

After taking the first two games at Madison Square Garden

the Rangers dropped both at Amalie Arena in Tampa to lose their series advantage and head back home tied at two games apiece

"I’m hoping it’s going to be a homer series. That’s what it looks like so far,"
~Rangers head coach Gerard Gallant said

“We’re pretty good in our building. They’re pretty good in their building.”
~Rangers head coach Gerard Gallant said

That will certainly provide a bit of confidence for a Rangers team

“They better be calm, but they better go out and play harder,”
~Gallant continued.

“It’s a two-out-of-three. We have the home ice. But we’ve got to play better.”
~Gallant continued.

"We won two at home, lost two on the road,"
~veteran forward Chris Kreider said

“That’s how a series is supposed to be in theory, right? Supposed to be able to hold serve, but certainly would have liked to have won one in Tampa.”

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