Lightning vs Rangers Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/7

Lightning vs Rangers Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/7

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Preview: New York Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - Prediction KingPin Pro

Introduction

Get ready for a high-octane clash as the New York Rangers host the Tampa Bay Lightning. This preview provides insights into player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled on February 7, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

 

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning, with a record of 27-18-5, are gearing up for an exciting encounter against the formidable New York Rangers.

Goaltender Matchup:

Tampa Bay features Andrei Vasilevskiy (16 wins, 2.85 GA/G, .899 SV%) and Jonas Johansson (10 wins, 3.34 GA/G, .894 SV%). The Rangers counter with Igor Shesterkin (19 wins, 2.86 GA/G, .899 SV%) and Jonathan Quick (11 wins, 2.35 GA/G, .918 SV%).

 

Game Information

The game will take place at Madison Square Garden on February 7, 2024, at 5:00 PM. The over/under is set at 6.5 goals, indicating an expectation for plenty of scoring action.

 

Scoring Leaders

Key scorers to watch include Nikita Kucherov for the Lightning and Artemi Panarin for the Rangers. Kucherov leads with 85 points, including 32 goals and 53 assists. Panarin has accumulated 67 points, comprising 31 goals and 36 assists.

 

Injury Report

The Lightning's Tanner Jeannot is listed on injured reserve until February 7. Fortunately, the Rangers have no injured players.

 

Team Stats

Let's analyze the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Tampa Bay Lightning 3.48 3.28 30.2 29.8 518 47 29.9 25 81.1 2 0
New York Rangers 3.24 2.82 31.2 28.5 429 41 27.0 24 83.1 3 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning secured victories against New Jersey (1/27), Arizona (1/25), and Philadelphia (1/23) but suffered a close loss to Detroit (1/21).

New York Rangers

The Rangers clinched a thrilling overtime victory against Colorado (2/5) but faced losses against Vegas (1/26) and San Jose (1/23).

 

Prediction

Given the offensive firepower of both teams and their recent scoring trends, the over of 6.5 goals seems like a promising pick. With top-tier scorers on both sides and potential defensive lapses, expect an exciting, high-scoring affair.

Pick: Over 6.5 goals

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