The first three games of the 2022 NHL Eastern Conference Finals were incredibly exciting, except for the last minute of Game 3 for New York Rangers fans. And on Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN+ will give viewers another exciting way to watch the Rangers take on the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.
In addition to ESPN’s linear coverage, ESPN+ will provide an exclusive Ice Cast alternate stream of Match 4. The presentation will include player and team stats highlighted on screen throughout a broadcast without full commercial with a state-of-the-art video, Supra aerial multipoint camera.
After leading 2-0 in the second period of Game 3, Rangers allowed the Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov to score one goal and make it two more, including Ondrej Palat’s winner with less than a minute left in the game. regulation time to make the comeback. and avoid going into a nearly insurmountable 3-0 series deficit.
After the Lightning return, the Rangers hold a 2-1 lead over Tampa Bay as they prepare for Tuesday night’s Game 4 at Amalie Arena in Florida. The series winner will face the Colorado Avalanche who completed a four-game sweep against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.
Lightning coach Jon Cooper has announced that the Brayden Point forward – who has led the Bolts in goal in each of the past two playoff series – will not play Tuesday night as he is still struggling. recovering from a leg injury sustained in Game 7 of the season opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, the star took part in his team’s skate on Monday and his status is still undecided for future matches.
The last team to win a playoff series against the Lightning was the Columbus Bluejackets who swept Tampa Bay in 2019.