The Rangers didn't land star forward Rick Nash, but did make one very minor move, acquiring enforcer John Scott from Chicago, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.
Former Rangers and Lightning coach John Tortorella think the series can go to seven games if New York hits five key points.
Here's what to watch for heading into Game 6 between the Rangers and the Lightning, with Tampa leading the series 3-2.
The Rangers have shown many times this season that they won't give up because they are down in a series.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is determined to get his team back in the series as it heads to Tampa for Game 6.
Two second-period goals were all that the Lightning needed to steal Game 5 and head home with a 3-2 series lead over the Rangers.
With the series tied, here's what to watch for between the Rangers and Lightning in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden.
Hockey fans should expect this series to go the distance because that's exactly how each team feels at this point.
Rangers rookie forward Kevin Hayes is playing to honor the memories of two young people whose deaths hit close to home.
Tyler Johnson had a natural hat trick to lead the Lightning to a Game 2 win over the Rangers and even the Eastern Conference finals series.
The close friendship between Rangers coach Alain Vigneault and Lightning associate coach Rick Bowness is taking a back seat these days.
Get the skinny on the entire New York Rangers roster as they prepare to play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals.
The even-keeled Rangers chipped away all series and found a way to beat the Capitals in Game 7 to earn themselves a conference finals berth.
Derek Stepan scored in the first OT to move the Rangers on to the conference finals and send the Capitals packing.
In proclaiming the Capitals would win Game 7, captain Alex Ovechkin put all the pressure squarely on his shoulders.
Big play from Henrik Lundqvist, Chris Kreider and Rick Nash helped push the Rangers past the Caps and force Game 7.