September 28, 2022
Conference final: Lightning-Rangers Game 6 live updates

Steven Stamkos scored two goals, and the Lightning beat the Rangers 2-1 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final to advance to the Stanley Cup final for the third consecutive season.

The Lightning became the first team since the Oilers of 1983-85 to advance to three consecutive Cup finals. They will play the Western Conference champion Avalanche starting Wednesday in Colorado.

The Lightning became the third different franchise to win 11 or more playoff series in a row, joining the New York Islanders (19 from 1980-84) and Montreal Canadiens (13 from 1976-80).

Stamkos’ game-winner came with 6:32 remaining, just 21 seconds after Frank Vatrano tied the game with a power-play goal. Ironically, the Rangers were on the man-advantage because Stamkos had been penalized for holding Alexis Lafreniere.

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