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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to New York City, New York to take on the New York Rangers. The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to rebound following a tough loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Steven Stamkos has been an effective player with 5 goals and 6 assists this season. The Lightning look to have solidified their lines for the time being with Ondrej Palat joining the big boys. Brayden Point is back on the top power play. This is a team that should easily be able to handle the Rangers who are without their top center. The Rangers are allowing the most high danger scoring chances in the league. Tampa Bay should be able to take advantage of those chances in this one.
It looks like Alexandar Georgiev will get the call in this one. He has been mediocre this season with a 1-2-1 record and 3.04 GAA. He was below average in his most recent game, posting a 0.818 save percentage.
Tampa Bay Lightning is looking to play Andrei Vasilevskiy in the crease. He has been good this season with a 5-2-0 record and 2.99 GAA. He was Vezina quality in his most recent game, posting a 0.949 save percentage.
The New York Rangers need to work on their structure as they've had trouble moving the puck up the ice this season. The Tampa Bay Lightning have gone 4-1 when playing Eastern-Metropolitan opponents this season. The New York Rangers have been pathetic when playing winning teams, posting 1 win and 3 losses.
Playing on the road is always tough, but we like the chances that the Tampa Bay Lightning have with this match-up. We would recommend taking the Tampa Bay Lightning in this game. Our system has this pick winning 76% of the time.
Game Time: 7:35 PM ET
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