New York Rangers Vs Tampa Bay Lightning Predictions Odds, Place To Bet


. . . . . . . . . . (*. . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . ( 2_ 2_2_2_2_2_2_2_2_2_2_2_2_2_2_2_______) The Tampa Bay Lightning has an opportunity to defeat the New York Rangers. After winning Games One and Two at their home, the Lightning fell 2-0. But Tampa Bay won Games Three, Four and Five at home and then took out Game Five on the road. New York has been unable to overcome Tampa Bay in the previous three games, and it will likely do so again this time.

The New York Rangers had an amazing Playoff run up to Game Three. In the Second Round, they beat the Carolina Hurricanes seven times. The Lightning were beaten in seven games by them. It was all downhill after that. After losing the first three games, the Rangers fell behind and now face elimination.

The Rangers have scored just four goals over the past three games. However, they have taken 90 shots in that time. 30 shots a game is often a sufficient amount, but that has not been the case for the Rangers. New York needs to take at least 35 shots this game and get better looks. Andrei Vasilevskiy will face them. He is one of the best players in the league and they will beat him only by making more shots and taking better shots.

Igor Shesterkin is taking some beatings in the net recently. The Rangers’ goaltender saw 52 shots in Game Three and 35 shots in Game Four. Although he has performed well over the past three games, his defense is weak and has allowed too many shots. To keep Rangers season alive, he must play his best.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are known for their ability to make deep Playoff runs. The Lightning have won two Stanley Cups, and were in the Conference Finals for the first time since 2009. The Lightning saw outstanding Playoff performances by Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palt and others. Kucherov has 15 assists and 22 points; he is averaging almost one assist a game in the Playoffs. Palat doesn’t have many assists but leads the Rangers in Playoff goals with eight. The Rangers have scored three of these goals in their last three games.

Unsurprisingly, Andrei Vasilevskiy has been a stud in net for the Lightning. Vasilevskiy allowed 2. goals in each game this season, but only 2.5. 35 goals per game in the Playoffs.

I would like to see the Rangers beat the Lightning in the Playoffs and take this series to Game Seven. However, that seems highly unlikely. This game will be won by the Lightning. They advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Head-to-Head: Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers

New York Rangers Head-to-Head Tampa Bay Lightning Gerald Gallant Head Coach Jon Cooper 52-24-6 (2nd in Metropolitan Division) Standing 51-23-8 (3rd in Atlantic Division) Leaders (Playoffs) Mika Zibanejad (24) Points Nikita Kucherov (22) Mika Zibanejad (10) Goals Ondrej Palat (8) Adam Fox (18) Assists Nikita Kucherov (15) Ryan Lindgren (9) +/- Ondrej Palat (7) Mika Zibanejad (3. 21) Shots (Per Game) Nikita Kucherov (3. 63)

Why Might the New York Rangers Win?

The New York Rangers have fallen behind but they will still see Game Seven, if they can draw penalties or slow down Ondrej Palat.

The Rangers had only two power-plays against Lightning in Game Four. This is insufficient and doesn’t give the Rangers enough scoring chances. New York converts on nearly 1/3 of its power-play efforts, so it is important that they draw at least three penalties.

Ondrej Palat scored three goals during the three previous games. The Rangers defensemen have been plagued by him and he always manages to score. Palat is a nightmare for the Rangers’ defensemen. They need to think differently about Palat and find a way to slow him down.

Why might the Tampa Bay Lightning win?

The Tampa Bay Lightning can win by overwhelming the Rangers with shots, and scoring the first goal.

The Lightning’s three wins have been largely due to taking ridiculously many shots. The Lightning must stick with that strategy and continue to take lots of shots.

The Lightning will be returning home to a crowd that expects them to defeat the Rangers. Tampa Bay has to score their first goal, and then the fans will explode. The Rangers must quickly get support from the crowd.

Rangers Key Player: (D) Adam Fox

Adam Fox leads this Rangers defense that has allowed almost 40 shots a game over the last three games. Fox must figure out how to lead the Rangers defense and improve their performance. Adam Fox must take control of the Lightning’s slowdown and the Rangers can do that.

Lightning key player: (D) Mikhail Sergachev

Mikhail Sergachev scored one goal in Game Four. Although he had an uneventful Playoffs, the Russian defenseman took full advantage of his chances in Game Four. To help Tampa Bay advance to the Finals, he must do the same this time.

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How to Watch New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning

New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Information What New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Where Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida When Saturday, June 1, 8: 00 PM EST How to Watch ESPN

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