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Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 4/5/2023 Tips, Picks and Predictions

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 4/5/2023 Tips, Picks and Predictions

The Tampa Bay Lightning will head to New York’s Madison Square Garden to compete against the New York Rangers in an NHL inter-division matchup on Wednesday evening. This season, Tampa Bay has secured a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference and is currently sitting in third place in the Atlantic Division with a record of 45-26-6 and 96 points. The Lightning is entering this game on a three-game winning streak, most recently dominating the New York Islanders in a shutout win with a final score of 5-0 on Saturday. Center Brayden contributed one goal and two assists, while goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy had an outstanding performance with 38 saves, leading Tampa Bay to the win.

In the first period, Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev scored the first goal, assisted by center Ross Colton and defenseman Darren Raddysh, giving Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead. LW Tanner Jeannot (6), RW Nikita Kucherov (29), and center Steven Stamkos also contributed a goal each in the second period, bringing the score to 4-0 after two periods of play. Center Brayden Point scored a power-play goal, assisted by RW Nikita Kucherov and LW Alex Killorn, to seal the victory for Tampa Bay.     

  • Tampa Bay Rays are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games on the road against the NY Rangers.
  • Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 4/5/2023 Tips, Picks and Predictions

The New York Rangers are going back home looking for their second straight win after winning their recent road match with a victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. The NY Rangers took third place in the Metropolitan Division with 45 wins through 77 games played this season and clinched a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference with a total of 101 points, just 6 points behind Carolina in the first place. The Rangers come into this match-up versus the Lightning after snapping a two-game losing streak with a 5-2 road victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday. Defenseman K’Andre Miller with one goal and one assist while LW Artemi Panarin with three assists were hailed Stars of the Game for the New York Rangers.       

NY’s Miller, LW Alexis Lafreniere, and RW Kaapo Kakko nailed the first three goals of the match giving the Rangers an early 3-0 lead against the Capitals. Right-winger Vladimir Tarasenko netted his 17th goal of the season assisted by Center Vincent Trocheck and LW Artemi Panarin in the 5:53 minute of the third period while Center Mika Zibanejad converted a goal from a power play chance he saw in giving the New York Rangers a 5-2 victory.    

  • The total stayed UNDER in 5 of the Rangers’ last 6 games at home against Tampa Bay.
  • The NY Rangers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of the New York Rangers’ last 6 games played in April.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers. The NHL Pick for this contest is the New York Rangers. Both squads will try to outsmart each other in terms of defensive prowess. However, The New York Rangers will be skating on their home ice and will gain an advantage with the home crowd behind them on Wednesday. The prediction: New York Rangers will win 3-2.     

NHL Starting Time: 7:30 PM ET

Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2023                                                                                      


NHL Odds/Point Spread: New York Rangers -115     

NHL Totals: 6.0

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