We have a series. The Tampa Bay Lightning did not allow the New York Rangers to strike three games in a row, as Jon Cooper’s team took Game 4 with a 3-2 victory. Will the Bolts tie it up in Game 4? Or will the Rangers go up 3-1 for a chance to close it all out in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden? Check out our preview below of this Rangers vs. Lightning 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs game.
Betting Preview for the New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Playoffs Round 3 Game 4 on June 7, 2022
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa
When: Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the New York Rangers (+1.5)
Regular Season Record: 52-24-6
Although they have allowed Tampa Bay to cut their series lead in half, the Rangers can still feel good about themselves because of their hot start in Game 2. That must mean something for the Rangers, who scored the first two goals of the contest, with Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider finding the back of the net early. Zibanejad has scored in each game of the series thus far. To have someone who appears to have a very good read of how to get around Tampa Bay’s defense, and that is saying a lot considering that the Lightning have one of the best goalies of all time. Speaking of netminding, Igor Shesterkin continues to hold his ground despite Tampa Bay’s win. He was able to reject all but three of the Lightning’s 52 shots on goal in Game 4 for a .942 SV%.
The Rangers are 4-1 in their last five games against a team with a winning record.
Betting on the Tampa Bay Lightning (-1.5)
Regular Season Record: 51-23-8
Here comes the Lightning. By winning Game 4, Tampa Bay not only avoided a potential sweep but secured momentum heading into Game 4, which will still be played at home ice. Nikita Kuchero showed up to play with a tremendous sense of urgency, as he factored in all three Tampa Bay goals, scoring the first one of the Lighting and assisting in each of the next two. Also, the Lightning’s win in Game 4 was something that was sort of due for the team because of the way they have been dominating the puck possession battle in the series. The Lightning outshot New York in every game so far in the Eastern Conference finals, with Game 4 resulting in the most lopsided shot-share in favor of Tampa Bay, 51-30. Andrei Vasilevskiy also went 21 of 21 on even-strength saves, so that’s a really good sign going forward for his team.
The Lightning are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win.
The Lightning win, 3-1.
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