Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers - 11/19/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (14-2-2) at Tampa Bay Lightning (8-9-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -110 / New York Rangers -110 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, SunSports
The New York Rangers head to the Sunshine State to face the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The New York Rangers have been playing the best hockey in the NHL and continued to do so with a 4-3 victory versus the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Mats Zuccarello broke a 3-3 tie with 56 seconds left to lift the Rangers to their 9th straight win. Derek Stepan, Ryan McDonaugh and Derick Brassard also sored for New York who received 23 saves from Antti Raanta who is 4-0 on the year. Dion Phaneuf, Peter Holland and Joffrey Lupol scored for the Maple Leafs with Jonathan Bernier recording 26 stops in the loss.
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The Tampa Bay lightning dropped a 1-0 decision at the BB&T Center for back to back defeats to instate rival the Florida Panthers on Monday. The Lightning possessed one of the highest scoring teams in the game a season ago but goals have been scarce in losing nine of 12. This one fell to the defense and netminder Andrei Vasievskiy to win but 19 save performance went for naught as his offense couldn’t get anything going. The Panthers lone tally came off the stick Aaron Ekblad with a mere 20 ticks remaining in regulation that made a winner of Roberto Luongo who brushed aside 39 shots to record his first shutout of the season.
The under is 3-0-2 in Rangers last 5 road games and the Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest while the under is 5-1-3 in Rangers last 9 vs. a team with a losing record. The Lightning are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and are 1-7 in their last 8 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game while going 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The over is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings in Tampa Bay and the road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings while the Rangers are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings. No goalies have been announced and Tampa Bay has some injuries so please check back…