With only 2 Games remaining in the NHL Western Conference Playoff Finals between the Rangers of New York (2-3) playing at the Lightning (3-2) with the game scheduled for 8:05 PM ET at the Amalie Arena and can be seen on NBC SN TV.
The early odds at Las Vegas have the Lightning of Tampa Bay favored in the 6th game at -125 on the Money Line with the Under 5 -115 and the Puck Line at -1 ½ +225 while the comeback on the Rangers of New York is +105 on the Money Line with the Over 5 -105 and +1 ½ -265 on the Puck Line.
Preceding this 6th game, the 1st Game was played in New York and the Rangers beat the Lightning by 1 goal at 2-1. The 2nd game was also in New York, but the Lightning beat the Rangers by 2 goals at 4-2. Then the 3rd Game was played in Tampa and the Lightning won the game by 1 goal in OT and 6-5 and led the series 2-1. The 4th game was also played in Tampa and the Rangers beat the Lightning by 4 goals at 5-1 and tied the Series at 2-2. The 5th game was played in New York on Sunday the 24th of May and the Lightning beat the Rangers by 2 goals at 2-0 and took a 3-2 game lead in this 7 Game Series.
After this 6th Game in Tampa, the 7th and Final Game (if needed) will be played in New York on the Friday the 29th of May 2015 at 8:05 PM ET. After the 5th game and only 2 days prior to that the Rangers had their best game of the playoffs in Tampa, then on Sunday in 5th Game they were shutout on home ice by the Lightning who took a 3-2 lead in the Series with the 6th game going back to Tampa.
For those that Bet on NHL at an Offshore sportsbook or with a local bookie, the Rangers fans were upset with their team’s lack of ability to convert in that game. But then again down 3-2, the Rangers are a team that has faced adversity many times, and it seems to bring out the best of them. In this game they will be looking to the stars that faced previous elimination like K. Krieder who had six shots on goal and made 3 goals when New York rallied and overcome in the semifinals against the Capitals. They will also looking for Nash to rediscover his game, as in game 5 he was useless, As even if he does not push the score forward, he is great at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates, as he has 6 assists in the postseason games.
For the Lightning fans of Tampa Bay and Florida or elsewhere, your team is just 1 win away from playing in their 2nd Stanley Cup Finals and they can thank their S. Stamkos who assisted V. Filppula in scoring his 1st goal of the game in the 2nd period, then another in a man advantage to lead the Lightning to a 2-0 win in that game 5. That brings a big change for Stamkos who in the 1st 8 postseason game he was scoreless, then in these past 10 games he has scored 7 goals, and the 1st line he plays with that include A. Kilorn and Filppula in their last 5 games have combined for 8 goals in these finals for the conference title.
Knowing the Rangers comeback talent the Lightning made face another low-scoring and grinding game and will need their goalie B. Bishop to continue his excellent road game goaltending to date, because his home statistics are not favorable as in the last nine games on home ice he has 5 wins and 4 losses, and a .897 save % this postseason at home. During the regular and playoff season Tampa Bay has beat the Rangers in 6 of their last 8 games. The media guys are predicting the Lightning will close out this Series tomorrow night by beating the Rangers and move on to the NHL Finals.