Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, Jun 3 (6/3): NHL

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, Jun 3 (6/3): NHL

Credit: photo by Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Lightning money line -130
Lightning spread -1.5 (+200)
Rangers money line +110
Rangers spread +1.5 (-240)
Over / under 5.5
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Tampa Bay Lightning New York Rangers
Record 59-35 61-36
Home / Road record 28-20 34-15
Streak L1 W3
Goals per game 3.48 3.05
Goals allowed per game 2.78 2.49
Shots per game 30.9 29.2
Shots allowed per game 29.8 30.8
PP % 23.9% 25.20%
PK % 19.05% 17.60%
Over / under record 50-42-2 42-51-4

 

Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Rangers meet again at the Madison Square Garden in New York to play the Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Rangers beat the Lightning 6-2 in Game 1. The game was tied 1-1 at the end of the first period but the Rangers offense exploded in the next 2 periods to lead this series 1-0.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning have won 6 of their last 7 games and are 28-20 on the road with a 59-35 record overall ranking 3rd in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning are 37-20-5 against eastern conference rivals. Tampa Bay have a +53 scoring differential, with 292 total goals scored and 235 given up.

Steven Stamkos has scored 42 goals with 64 assists for the Lightning. Corey Perry has five goals and one assist over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Lightning are 7-3, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.8 penalties and 13.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.

New York Rangers

The Rangers have won 5 of their last 6 games and are 34-15 at home this season, with a 61-36 record overall ranking 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers are 44-21 against teams in the East. New York is ninth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.3 assists per game, led by Artemi Panarin with 1.0.

Artemi Panarin has 22 goals and 74 assists for the Rangers. Chris Kreider has scored six goals with two assists over the last 10 games and leads the team with 52 goals.

In their last 10 games the Rangers are 7-3, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Tampa Bay are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.

Tampa Bay are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against NY Rangers

NY Rangers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.

NY Rangers are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home.

Prediction

The Rangers continue with their momentum by slowing down the Lightning hot offense, holding them to only 2 goals in the game and they've now won 7 straight games at home. Tamba Bay will definitely response in game 2, the Lightning has won 18 straight playoff games following a loss. Take the Bolts.

PICK: Lightning ML (-130)

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