Lightning vs. Rangers Game 5 Prediction
It’s a brand new series again in the Eastern Conference Finals, as the Lightning won both of their home games against the Rangers. With the series now even at two games apiece, will the Rangers take Game 5 with the venue shifting back to Madison Square Garden?
049 Tampa Bay Lightning (-125) at 050 New York Rangers (+105); o/u 5.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 9, 2022
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Andrei Vasilevskiy kicked out 34 of 35 shots in a 4-1 win against the Rangers in Game 4 on Tuesday. Vasilevskiy nearly earned a shutout, but he was finally beaten by Artemi Panarin at 16:27 of the third period. Vasilevskiy improved to 10-5 with a 2.44 GAA and .925 save percentage in 15 playoff contests this year. He's an important part of the reason the Lightning have been able to even the series after falling behind 2-0.
New York Rangers DFS Spin
Igor Shesterkin turned aside 27 of 30 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Lightning in Game 4 on Tuesday. Shesterkin surrendered a goal in each period of the contest. He still has a 10-7 record, 2.65 GAA, and .929 save percentage in 18 playoff starts this year. With back-to-back losses, the Rangers have squandered their 2-0 series lead, but at least they haven't lost at home yet. The series will head back to New York for Game 5.
Lightning vs. Rangers Game 5 Betting Prediction
The home team is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams, while the Lightning are 0-4 in their last four games at Madison Square Garden. The Lightning are also 2-5 in their last seven games versus the Rangers overall, while New York is 5-1 in its last six games as a home dog and 4-1 in its last five games overall. The Rangers have also won a remarkable 44 of their last 64 home games.
NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS BETTING PREDICTION: NEW YORK RANGERS +105