Tempers are excessive because the Japanese Convention Finals head again to Tampa.
On the finish of the Lightning’s 3-1 win over the Rangers on Thursday night time in Recreation 5 at Madison Sq. Backyard, the fists started flying.
Bolts captain Steven Stamkos and Rangers ahead Alexis Lafreniere jawed at each other behind Igor Shesterkin’s web earlier than dropping the gloves.
The pair obtained combating majors on the scoresheet for his or her troubles.
Stamkos and Lafreniere weren’t the one pair to interact in some post-buzzer shenanigans.
Tampa Bay’s Erik Cernak and Rangers defenseman Adam Fox obtained two minutes apiece for slashing each other, whereas Blueshirts middle Ryan Strome additionally earned a pair for slashing Cernak.
Steven Stamkos and Alexis Lafreniere went at it after the ultimate buzzer of Recreation 5.Getty Pictures
Losers of three straight, frustrations are boiling over for the Rangers, who should win Saturday’s Recreation 6 in Tampa to maintain their season alive.