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The Rangers are making sure their season does not end tonight as they pad their advantage with four goals in the third period.

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First period does Hawks in against Ducks

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Final: Rangers 7, Lightning 3

J.T. Miller (1 goal, 3 assists) and Derick Brassard (3 goals, 2 assists) were two of the Blueshirts who continuously lit the lamp, Rick Nash also had a goal and three assists, to force a Game 7 in Madison Square Garden. Box score


Nash gets in on the action

Rick Nash already had three assists on the day but got his first goal of the game midway through the third period. It's his third of the series and fifth of the postseason. Rangers are up 6-2 and Lightning have a 3-2 lead in the series. Follow live

Lightning put one past Lundqvist

Nikita Kucherov scored against Henrik Lundqvist to cut the Rangers' lead to 5-2 in the third period. New York would force a Game 7 with a win. Follow live

Rangers score again, Lightning remove Bishop

The Blueshirts' fifth goal of the game, this one being Derick Brassard's second of the game, got Tampa Bay to remove Ben Bishop. The Rangers are up 5-1 in the third and look like they will force a Game 7 in New York. Follow live

Linda Cohn @lindacohn

What a response! Rangers forwards made lightning D work. Good things happen when you shoot at Bishop's pads. #NYR

Rangers score, take 3-1 lead

Ben Bishop made an incredible save but couldn't continue to recover and J.T. Miller put the puck in the net. It's Miller's first career playoff goal. The Lightning lead the series 3-2. Follow live

After 2: Rangers 2, Lightning 1

Tampa Bay peppered Henrik Lundqvist with 12 shots in the second period, but the Rangers goaltender turned them all away (totaling 28 saves in the first two periods). The Rangers look to avoid elimination tonight. Follow live


Linda Cohn @lindacohn

Rangers need more shots on Bishop. Need to allow less shots on Lundqvist. 16-7 in favor of TB in 1st. That can't continue. #NYR

After 1: Rangers 2, Lightning 1

Tampa Bay had a 16-7 shot advantage in the first 20 minutes, but Derick Brassard and J.T. Miller both found the net for New York. The Rangers face elimination in Tampa. Follow live


Cally scores for Lightning

Ryan Callahan gets one back against his former team to cut the lead to 2-1 Blueshirts. It's Callahan's first goal of this postseason (22 games). The Lightning lead the series 3-2. Follow live