NY Rangers vs Tampa Bay, Recreation 4 | Stanley Cup Playoff Preview Odds

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The Tampa Bay Lightning wanted a third-period rally in Recreation 3 of the Jap Convention Finals in opposition to the New York Rangers to keep away from a 3-0 gap. The Lightning are strong favorites on the NHL odds at house Tuesday evening to even issues up.

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Why Guess on New York?

The Rangers fell to 2-6 on the street in these playoffs by blowing a 2-0 second-period lead in Recreation 2 and shedding 3-2.  The trio of Mika Zibanejad (1-1—2), Chris Kreider (1-0—1) and Adam Fox (0-1—1) continued to play pivotal roles for the Rangers offense.

Kreider scored his thirty fourth profession playoff tally and tied Rod Gilbert for essentially the most within the postseason by a Rangers participant in franchise historical past. It additionally marked his twelfth profession power-play purpose within the Stanley Cup Playoffs, tying Brian Leetch for the second most by a New York skater (since 1933-34) and trailing solely Adam Graves (13). Zibanejad turned the second Rangers participant to attain six power-play targets in a single postseason (since 1933-34). The opposite: Graves (6 PPG in 1996). Zibanejad (seven targets, six assists) additionally prolonged his level streak to eight video games.

Fox (5-18—23 in 20 GP) turned the fifth defenseman up to now 30 years to document an eight-game level streak within the playoffs and first since Miro Heiskanen in 2020. Fox has now recorded essentially the most factors by a defenseman in NHL historical past by 20 profession playoff video games, surpassing Leetch (8-14—22 in 20 GP).

Igor Shesterkin stopped 48 of 51 photographs within the loss. Shesterkin was wonderful in Recreation 3 in opposition to a barrage of Tampa Bay photographs however allowed a late purpose to Ondrej Palat because the Rangers fell 3-2. The 26-year-old netminder dropped to 10-6 within the postseason with a .930 save proportion.

The Rangers performed a majority of their Recreation 3 loss with out second-line heart Ryan Strome, who took a cross-check to the decrease again from Palat early within the second interval.  Strome returned later within the interval for a single shift, however the 28-year-old in the end retreated again to the Rangers locker room and stayed there with what the workforce mentioned was a lower-body harm. Strome completed with two photographs on purpose, two blocks and one hit in 7:22 of ice time. He’s anticipated to play Tuesday.

Fellow ahead Barclay Goodrow blocked a shot in Recreation 3 abut managed to remain within the contest. Goodrow missed 11 video games this postseason as a result of a lower-body harm and he might have taken that shot from Victor Hedman in the identical space on Sunday. “Barclay is a competitor, he comes again and performs and that’s what he does,” mentioned coach Gerard Gallant on Monday. “There’s all the time considerations, however tomorrow we’ll really feel rather a lot higher about it.”

Why Guess on Tampa Bay?

The one occasion of the Lightning profitable a Stanley Cup Playoffs collection after dealing with a 2-0 deficit was within the 2003 Convention Quarterfinals, the place Tampa Bay earned 4 straight victories to stun Washington.

After falling down 2-0 in Recreation 3, Nikita Kucherov (1-2—3) factored on three unanswered Lightning targets – together with an help on Ondrej Palat’s recreation winner with 42 seconds left in regulation – to elevate Tampa Bay to its first win of the Jap Convention Remaining.

Palat turned the fourth participant in Lightning historical past to attain a go-ahead purpose within the ultimate minute of a postseason recreation and the second in the course of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, becoming a member of Ross Colton (59:56 in Recreation 2 of R2) – which additionally stands because the second-latest such tally for the franchise. Palat’s tally additionally marked his tenth profession game-winning purpose (all w/ TBL), surpassing Tyler Johnson for essentially the most in franchise historical past.

Kucherov (6-14—20 in 14 GP), together with his third outing of three or extra factors these playoffs, turned the sixth participant in NHL historical past to document 20 profession video games of not less than three factors within the postseason.  It’s the third consecutive postseason Kucherov registered not less than 20 factors. Solely three gamers in NHL historical past have recorded longer such stretches: Sergei Fedorov (4 from 1995-98 w/ DET), Mike Bossy (4 from 1980-83 w/ NYI) and Bryan Trottier (4 from 1980-83 w/ NYI).

Steven Stamkos (1-1—2) notched his twenty third profession multi-point recreation within the postseason, trailing solely (43) and Martin St. Louis (24) for essentially the most in Lightning historical past.

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed two targets on 30 photographs in Sunday’s win. Vasilevskiy was sharp Sunday, stopping 28 of 30 photographs with each Ranger targets approaching second-period energy performs. The 27-year-old netminder has a .922 save proportion by 14 postseason begins.

Heart Brayden Level (decrease physique) has been making progress, however he has been dominated out for Recreation 4 on Tuesday in opposition to the Rangers.  Level skated together with his teammates for the primary time on Monday throughout an non-compulsory apply since he suffered a lower-body harm on Could 14 within the first spherical of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He’ll miss an eighth straight recreation on Tuesday. Coach Jon Cooper mentioned earlier than the Jap Convention Remaining that Level wasn’t anticipated to play within the collection.

Recreation Tendencies

  • Rangers are 17-39 of their final 56 playoff video games as an underdog.
  • Rangers are 3-7 of their final 10 video games as an underdog.
  • Rangers are 1-4 of their final 5 street video games.
  • Lightning are 10-4 of their final 14 playoff video games as a favourite.
  • Lightning are 5-1 of their final 6 video games following a win.

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