Rangers Eliminated From Playoffs
The New York Rangers were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs by Tampou Bay Lightning on Saturday when they lost 2: 1 in the 6th final of the Best-of-7 Eastern Conference at Amalie Arena.
The Rangers won Matches 1 and 2 against Lightning, but lost four consecutive matches for the first time in a season.
They are the second in the Metropolitan Division after the basic part with 52 wins and 110 points.
New York advanced to the conference finals by returning from a 3: 1 draw against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round and a 3: 2 draw against the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round.
It was the first time the Rangers had sat in the playoffs with a series of best-of-7 since the second round in 2017, losing six games to the Ottawa Senators.
New York swept 3-0 in the best-of-5 series against Carolina in the Stanley Cup 2020 qualifiers.
Potentially Unrestricted Free Players: Ryan Strome, F; Andrew Copp, F; Frank Vatrano, F; Tyler Motte, F; Kevin Rooney, F; Greg McKegg, F; Justin Braun, D; Keith Kinkaid, G
Potential Free Players: Kaapo Kakko, F; Julien Gauthier, F; Sammy Blais, F; Vitaly Kravcov, F; Libor Hajek, D; Alexander Georgiev.