It was a dream start for the Rangers who found themselves up 2-0 just 1:38 into the game.
Carter Cockburn and Reece Hopfner were credited with the goals.
Nine minutes later, Cockburn scored his second of the game at the 10:31 mark, and at the 11:01 mark, Jackson Betcher made it a 4-0 lead for the Rangers.
The Lightning then scored their first of the game, but after 20 minutes, it was the Rangers 4 and the Lightning 1.
1:01 into the second, Darian Boychuk scored his first of the season and "Special AP" Isaiah Weedon scored his first of the season at 12:16 to extend the Rangers lead to 6-1 and that's where it stood after 40.
The physicality ramped up in the third, but no goals were scored.
The Rangers outshot the Lightning, 50-24.
The Rangers return to Credit Union Place on October 14 and 15.
***Photo credit goes to Harvey Bulmer***