Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers Prediction, 6/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-130) Rangers (+109)
Madison Square Garden is the site where the New York Rangers will try to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday in Game 1 of their series. The moneyline on this game has Tampa Bay at -130 and New York is coming in at +109. The total is set at 6.
The Tampa Bay Lightning were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2-0 win over the Panthers to close out their previous series. Tampa Bay had 8 minutes in the box in this game. Furthermore, they had 4 chances with the advantage but weren't able to net one. The Lightning had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this victory. For the game, they scored on 2 out of the 26 shots they looked to score on.
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The Lightning have had 2,441 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .907. At even strength, the Lightning have allowed the opponent to score 179 goals while notching 223 of their own. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have amassed 252 power play opportunities (8th in the league) and have come away with 49 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have tallied 110 points and their points percentage sits at .671. Tampa Bay has taken 2,535 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 11.2%. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Tampa Bay Lightning have tallied 285 goals (7th in the NHL) on the year and have surrendered 228. Tampa Bay has accumulated 259 power play chances and they have added 62 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 23.94%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has been in net for 365 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 229-101-24 and he was named the starter in 355 games. The opposition has racked up 892 goals against Vasilevskiy in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.50. Vasilevskiy has had 11,039 shots taken against him and he has 10,147 total saves. He has a save percentage of .919 during his 21,390 minutes on the ice. For his professional hockey career, Vasilevskiy has earned 203 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .572.
Their last time out, New York squared up with the Hurricanes in an outing where the Rangers ended up with the victory by a score of 6-2 to win their series. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing and converted 2 goals out of those tries. The Rangers scored 6 goals of the 31 shots on goal they pursued.
New York has attempted 2,392 shots (28th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.45%, while allowing the opposition 2,528 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 82.30% on their oppositions 226 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.9%. They have recorded 218 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 25.23%. The Rangers have earned 195 goals at even strength and 55 goals (9th in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 204 goals to be scored by of a combination of 164 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the New York Rangers have 250 goals, 110 points, in addition to a points percentage of .671.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Igor Shesterkin protecting the goal. He has racked up 2,815 saves out of the 3,033 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .928. Shesterkin has accumulated a career record of 62-29-7 and has been in goal for 100 games. He has started in 95 games and has played 5,662 minutes. Shesterkin's quality start rate comes out to 70.5% and he has qualified for 67 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.31 goals/game and he has relinquished 218 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (+109)
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