Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay, Florida

When: Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): RSNE, ESPN+. Tampa Bay TV/Radio: SUN, KFH 97.5. New York TV/Radio: MSG, ESPN 98.7 FM.

Team Notes

Tampa Bay Lightning

Even though Tampa Bay is still the odds-on favorite to win the Stanley Cup, the Lightning have struggled out of the gate, winning just eight of their first 15 games on the year.

Tampa Bay is tied with the Rangers for 11th place in the Eastern Conference as both teams have 18 points on the year.

Tampa stands at +350 to take the Eastern Conference and +700 to win the Stanley Cup.

Read also: “Tampa Bay Lightning Remain 2020 Cup Favorites“.

New York Rangers

The New York Rangers have won eight of their first 16 games with two overtime.

The Rangers are 4-4-2 at home this season but have lost two of their last three games at Madison Square Garden heading into their game against the Penguins.

The Rangers stand at +4000 to take the Eastern Conference and +8000 to win the Stanley Cup.

Goalie Notes

Tampa Bay Lightning: Andrei Vasilevskiy (6-4-0, 3.01 goals allowed)

Tampa Bay’s starting goalie, Vasilevskiy, ranks 33rd in the NHL in GAA with 3.01 GAA.

  • Vasilevskiy’s save percentage of 90.5% is good for 34th place out of 40 qualified goalies.
  • The Tampa Bay goalie surrendered three goals to the Rangers in a 4-1 loss to New York on October 29th.
  • Vasilevskiy has not started a game for Tampa Bay since their November 8th game in Sweden against Buffalo.

New York Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist (4-3-1, 3.23 goals allowed)

Lundqvist ranks last in GAA in the NHL among qualified goalies, allowing 3.23 goals per contest, good for 40th overall.

  • Lundqvist is tied for 19th overall with a 91.5% through his nine games this season.
  • Lundqvist will have three days’ rest between starts after resting the game against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
  • In his three November starts, the 37-year old has posted a save percentage of 93.2%.

Stats to Watch

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay leads the league with 38.8 shots per home game this season.

  • The Lightning are scoring 3.4 goals per game at home, ranking them 15th in the NHL.
  • Tampa Bay is allowing the 7th highest goals per game on home ice at 3.2 per game.
  • Defensemen Victor Hedman is close to coming back from the injured reserve as he’s been skating with the team.

New York Rangers

The Rangers rank 7th in the NHL for goals per game at 3.4, tied with Tampa Bay.

  • Away from home, New York is averaging 2.8 goals per contest, good for 13th in the NHL.
  • The Rangers are averaging 27.6 shots per road game, ranking the club 25th overall in the NHL.
  • Leading scorer Mika Zibanejad will miss the Rangers’ next three games due to an upper-body injury.

Last Five Games

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Tampa Bay has won three of their last four games, outscoring opponents 17-16 over the four contests.
  • The Lightning are coming back from a short series against Buffalo in Sweden with Tampa Bay taking back-to-back wins over the Sabres.
  • The Lightning are 2-2 at home this season and have been outscored 13-12 in those four contests at Amalie Arena.

New York Rangers

  • New York has won six of their last eight games, including three of their last four.
  • The Rangers have won two straight on the road by the combined score of 6-3.
  • New York’s last two contests have gone to overtime, with the Rangers splitting the games against Pittsburgh and Florida.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers – Game Odds

The odds for this match between the TB Lightning vs the NY Rangers are provided by Unibet NJ, DraftKings Sportsbook, and 888Sport NJ.

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