What really went wrong for the New York Rangers in Game 3
The New York Rangers lost 3-2 to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.
Meanwhile, this was a far cry from the Rangers peak effort in Game 1 and solid showing in Game 2.
New York has a huge opportunity to get a road win in Game 4 on Tuesday with a chance to close the series Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
They were right there in Game 3 but learned a valuable lesson.
Tampa bumped Igor Shesterkin early and often to get him off his game.
Tampa also took two penalties that the Rangers converted on.
The Rangers lost this game not because of anything they didn't do well but because Tampa dug deep to play desperate hockey.
Jacob Trouba cost the Rangers the game
Trouba's three minors cost the Rangers the game. Trouba was called for three minors yesterday.
Trouba was called for a hold on Anthony Cirelli that led to Steven Stamkos tying the game at 2-2. It's not his fault. Steven Gaint said.
In the end, Tampa needed Nikita Kucherov and Andrei Vasilevskiy to post their best performances in order to win. The game was a far cry from the Rangers peak effort in Game 1 and solid showing in Game 2.