Thursday, April 24th, 2014

NHL Preview and Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers

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Tampa Bay Lightning (36-18-7) @ New York Rangers (33-26-4)

Time: 1:00 pm EST

Betting: Best odds at Bookmaker

Preview: The Tampa Bay Lightning will visit Madison Square Garden on Sunday to take on the New York Rangers. Tampa Bay comes into the game with a record of 36-18-7 overall, for 79 total points. The Lightning are currently the second seed in the Eastern Conference behind Philadelphia. Tampa Bay despite their solid record have a goal differential of +/- 0. They have scored 189 goals and allowed 189 goals on the season.

The Lightning have won two straight games, including a 2-1 win on Friday over the New Jersey Devils. The Lightning are led by Steven Stamkos and his 78 points. Stamkos has scored 41 goals and dished out 37 assists on the season. New York comes into the game with a 33-26-4 record for 70 points.

The Rangers rank 7th in the Eastern Conference. If the postseason started today, the Rangers will actually take on the Lighting, but in Tampa Bay. New York is led by Brandon Dubinsky and his 43 points. Dubinsky has scored 19 goals and dished out 24 assists. The Rangers rank 6th in the league defensively, allowing 2.4 goals per game. Both teams are far from the Stanley Cup win.

Betting Predictions for NY Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning

This game will be tight, but we expect the Rangers to win close. New York wins 3-2 over Tampa Bay.

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