Rangers relying on playoff resilience for Game 6 to extend Eastern Final

Rangers relying on playoff resilience for Game 6 to extend Eastern Final

TAMPA — The New York Rangers arrived here Friday with a fresh outlook on where they stand in the Eastern Conference Final even though they were less than 24 hours removed from feeling like the world was closing in on them. The Rangers lost 3-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 at Madison … Read more

Lightning ‘know what’s at stake’ against Rangers in Game 6 of East Final

Lightning ‘know what’s at stake’ against Rangers in Game 6 of East Final

TAMPA– The Tampa Bay Lightning have played enough games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs over the past three seasons to understand the opportunity they have heading into Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers at Amalie Arena on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN, ESPN+, CBC, SN, TVAS). Leading 3-2 in … Read more

Raptors shut down Sixers with best defensive effort

Raptors shut down Sixers with best defensive effort

PHILADELPHIA—The impossible is now just the improbable. With all their trademark characteristics in place and with a roster missing one of its vital pieces, the Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 103-88 Monday to get back into their first-round NBA playoff series. The win, fashioned with a dominant defensive game start to finish, cuts Philadelphia’s lead … Read more