Power play goals from Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider have the Rangers leading the Lightning 2-1 in the third period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Amalie Arena.

Both powers plays resulted from Lightning players hitting New York goaltender Igor Shesterkin.

Shortly after Kreider's goals have New York a 2-0 lead, Nikita Kucherov scored on the power play to put Tampa Bay on the board.

Tampa Bay is again without star forward Brayden Point, who has been out of the lineup since Game 7 of the first round with a lower-body injury. Riley Nash replaced Cal Foote when the Lightning left with a lineup of 12 forwards and six defenders.

RANGERS GOAL: Zibanejad scores a power-play goal on one-timer from left circle after cross-ice pass from Fox. Rangers 1, Lightning 0. (12:23 left)

RANGERS GOAL: Chris Kreider scores on rebound from top of crease after getting inside position on McDonagh. Rangers 2, Lightning 0.

LIGHTNING GOAL! Nikita Kucherov scores on the power play, a one-timer from low in the right circle. Rangers 2, Lightning 1.

(Rangers lead 2-1 after two periods)