How to watch Rangers vs Lightning, plus matchup notes

Igor Shesterkin
Feb 26, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) stands for the national anthem before the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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How to watch Rangers vs Lightning as the Blueshirts hit the road for two big games before the NHL Trade Deadline on Monday.

Igor Shesterkin is confirmed to start.

NYR: 38-18-5 (81 POINTS)
TBL: 39-15-6 (84 POINTS)


Rangers last game: 2-1 loss to the New York Islanders

How to watch, listen, stream: Rangers vs Isles

Both regional and out-of-market fans can watch today’s game on ABC. Please check your local channel listings.

Fans can also stream the game using ESPN+ and other streaming services like FuboTV, Sling, DirecTV, and others.

You can purchase ESPN+ on its own or as a bundle with Disney+ and Hulu. You can only watch ESPN+ on a streaming device such as a SmartTV or SmartPhone. The service is also available through AppleTV, ROKU, FireTV, and more.


You can get an ESPN+ subscription for $6.99 per month, or save over 15% with an ESPN+ Annual Plan at $69.99 per year. You can also bundle ESPN+ with Disney+ and Hulu for $13.99 per month.

SiriusXM subscribers can listen to the game on Channel 219.

New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning

All-Time: 51-41-5-8 (28-19-2-5 at home; 23-22-33 on the road)

New York is 2-0-0 against the Lightning this season, winning a home-and-home set against the champs over a three-day period around New Year’s Day. They look to sweep the season series tonight.

Rangers stats vs Lightning:

Ryan Strome – 21 GP, 5G-7A—12P – Strome has points in five of his past eight games (3G-3A) against Tampa Bay. Strome has two career multi-point games against the Lightning and at least one point in 10 of 21 career games against the team.

Mika Zibanejad – 26 GP, 5G-7A—12P – Zibanejad has six points (4G-2A) in his past four games against the Lightning and has a point in five of his past eight games (4G-4A) against Tampa Bay. In the matchup between the teams on Jan. 2 at MSG, Zibanejad recorded a hat trick.

Chris Kreider – 22 GP, 5G-6A – 11P – Kreider has points in three of his last four games (1G-4A) against Tampa Bay and has a point in eight of his last 13 games against them (4G-6A). In his last matchup against the Lightning, he recorded three assists.

Igor Shesterkin – 2 GP, 2-0-0, with an .955 SV%, and a 1.44 GAA.

Per New York Rangers Game Notes

how to watch rangers vs lightning
TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 31: Goalie Brian Elliott #1 of the Tampa Bay Lightning gives up a goal against Barclay Goodrow #21 of the New York Rangers during the second period at Amalie Arena on December 31, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images)

Rangers key notes:

Power up: The Rangers have a 25-6-4 in games where they register a power play goal.

Road Trip: The Blueshirts start a three-game road trip with games in Tampa, Carolina and New Jersey. After this, they only have six more games on the road.

Rangers 60: The Rangers are one of just three NHL teams to have three or more players (Adam Fox, Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad) with 60+ points.

Comeback Kids: The Blueshirts are 2nd in comeback wins at 20.


Rangers Milestones within reach

Mika Zibanejad is 1 overtime goal away from tying Cecil Dillon, Butch Keeling and Brian Leetch (7 each) for the most overtime goals by a player in Rangers history. He’s 5 points from 500 points in his career.

Jacob Trouba is 2 points from 250 in his career.

Ryan Strome is 4 points from 350 in his career.

Rangers Special Teams

  • NYR PP is running at 26.95% (NHL Rank 2)
  • NYR PK is working at 82.18% (NHL Rank 9)

*Some Stats and Info courtesy New York Rangers. Other team stats available on Forever Blueshirts.

NHL Rumors

There are a ton of trade rumors swirling with the deadline just two days away. Catch up on all of it here.

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