Ryan Strome, Filip Chytil back for Game 5, but New York Rangers fall to Tampa Bay Lightning

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Friday, June 10, 2022

The New York Rangers were back at full strength Thursday night, with forwardsRyan StromeandFilip Chytilin the starting lineup for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning won 3-1 to take a 3-2 series lead.

Strome was cross-checked by Ondrej Palat in the second period of Sunday's loss in Tampa and left the game. He tried to skate before Game 4 but was unable to play.

Chytil took a hit from Victor Hedman in the second period of Tuesday's loss and didn't return.

After winning the first two games at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers lost both games in Tampa. Strome normally centers the second line alongside Artemi Panarin, and Chytil anchors "The Kid Line" with Kaapo Kakko and Alexis Lafreniere,a group that has taken a big step in these playoffs.