Rangers in familiar spot, back home after 2 road losses

New York Rangers Rangers Lightning Hockey Center Mika Zibanejad (93) slips as Tampa Bay

Lightning members celebrate Ondrej Palat's goal for the third time in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference final on Tuesday,

The New The York Rangers have been in a similar situation in recent seasons - wanting to regain momentum at home after dropping two games on the road.

In the first round against Pittsburgh, they returned home after falling to a 3-1 series win and winning three in a row. In the second round, they lost 2-0 and won four of the next five to advance.

They are now back in New York with a 2-2 draw with two-time defending Stanley Cup champion,

Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference final, hoping to change the situation in Game 5 on Thursday night (8 p.m. EDT, ESPN) at Madison Square Garden

Tuesday night New York led 2-0 in the middle of Game 3 before Tampa Bay scored three goals to win. Lightning then shut out the Rangers on the points board until the end of the third period