Chris O'Meara, AP
Chris O’Meara, AP

The New York Rangers struck first against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Dan Boyle netted a goal off of a pretty pass from Keith Yandle.

By Chris Wengert

Dan Boyle and the New York Rangers struck first in an Eastern Conference Final rematch against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Keith Yandle showed patience when he faked a shot, pulled back the puck and then fed Boyle with a great pass.

Dan Boyle has looked strong on a power play and just might be gaining some much needed confidence that has been missing from his game.

The Rangers have been pressuring Tampa Bay with a strong fore check and both teams have had power play chances.

Emerson Etem is in for the Kevin Hayes who has been scratched and Chris Kreider is playing with the flu, but has some jump.

Henrik Lundqvist and Ben Bishop both look strong, but time will tell if Hank is starting to turn a corner.

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