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2022 NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference Final Game 1 open thread

Ondrej Palat #18 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against Braden Schneider #45 of the New York Rangers during the first period at Amalie Arena on March 19, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images

Game 1

Tampa Bay Lightning (0) at New York Rangers (0)

5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden
ESPN+, ESPN, SN, TVAS, CBC

Lines

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Steven Stamkos — Anthony Cirelli — Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Palat — Nicholas Paul — Alex Killorn
Brandon Hagel — Ross Colton — Corey Perry
Pat Maroon — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

Victor Hedman — Erik Cernak
Ryan McDonagh — Zach Bogosian
Mikhail Sergachev — Cal Foote
Jan Rutta

Andrei Vasilevskiy
Brian Elliott

Expected Scratches: Riley Nash

Injured Reserve: Brayden Point (lower body)

NEW YORK RANGERS

Chris Kreider — Mika Zibanejad — Frank Vatrano
Artemi Panarin — Ryan Strome — Andrew Copp
Alexis Lafreniere — Filip Chytil — Kaapo Kakko
Tyler Motte — Barclay Goodrow — Ryan Reaves

Ryan Lindgren — Adam Fox
K’Andre Miller — Jacob Trouba
Justin Braun — Braden Schneider

Igor Shesterkin
Alexandar Georgiev

Expected Scratches: Kevin Rooney, Patrik Nemeth, Libor Hajek, Greg McKegg, Julien Gauthier, Jonny Brodzinski, Dryden Hunt

Injured Reserve: Sammy Blais (knee)