Rangers, Lightning fall at the end of Game 5

Tempers are high as the Eastern Conference Finals return to Tampa.

At the end of the Lightning’s 3-1 win over the Rangers on Thursday night in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden, the fists began to fly.

Bolts captain Steven Stamkos and Rangers forward Alexis Lafreniere gasped behind Igor Shesterkin’s net before dropping the gloves.

The pair got fighting majors on the scoresheet for their troubles.

Stamkos and Lafreniere weren’t the only couple engaged in some post-buzz shenanigans.

Tampa Bay’s Erik Cernak and Rangers defender Adam Fox each got two minutes for beating each other, while Blueshirts center Ryan Strome also earned a pair for cutting Cernak.

Steven Stamkos and Alexis Lafreniere went for it after the final buzzer of Game 5.
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Losers of three straights, the frustrations boil for the Rangers, who must win Game 6 in Tampa on Saturday to keep their season alive.

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