Ryan Strome’s stick was in the path of all of it. This is a chance for the Rangers to get within one game of winning the Stanley Cup.
It’s his last chance to make a name for himself with the Rangers before he hits free agency, and there are no guarantees he’ll be back on Broadway next season. Artemi Panarin had done the bulk of the work, skating past a defender and passing the puck to Andrew Copp behind him.
Strome had heard Copp play it. With just under six minutes left, the game was deadlocked. He was about to get a shot at it. It was “as you saw,” Panarin said later, after the loss to the Lightning put the Rangers in danger of being eliminated from the playoffs.
There was an open net and Strome missed a little bit, so we didn’t realize that opportunity. Despite Strome’s injury at the center, the Rangers’ second line was the most impressive the entire game. At five-on-five, Panarin was dynamic, playing one of his best games of the series. On Vasilevskiy, they were having success.
Ondrej Palat deflected Mikhail Sergachev’s shot past Igor Shesterkin just a few minutes later, and the Lightning had the lead and the series in their own hands. Gerard Gallant, the Rangers coach, admitted that his team missed several open nets because the ball jumped over their sticks. This series will be remembered for two things if the Rangers’ season comes to an end against Tampa.
As per reports, Ryan Reaves blew a 2-0 lead after declaring before Game 3 in Tampa that the Rangers should take their chance to bury them. Storme with puck and open Tampa Bay goal in still image number two. This is a 60-minute game, according to Copp.” Everywhere you look, there’s a chance.” This can happen in the first or last second of a game.
I was unable to participate in the most recent match. Comes back and is playing well and fighting for a point. So there’s a chance for everyone. So there’s a chance for everyone.