NHL: Lightning vs Rangers Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 5)

By ยท Updated 1 year ago
  • Tampa Bay Lightning have won their previous three
  • New York Rangers have gone 7-2-1 over their last ten

Two sides that have already secured their spots in the Eastern Conference playoffs will lock horns in the NHL on Wednesday evening. The Tampa Bay Lightning will be searching for a fourth straight victory, while the New York Rangers are bidding to win an eighth game in eleven at Madison Square Garden. The latest Vegas Odds for the showdown can be found here.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden, New York
  • How To Watch: NHL TV



Team News

A matchup that we could see later in the playoffs takes place in the regular season on Wednesday, as the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the New York Rangers. The Rangers will have the home advantage for this showdown, as they look to improve their record of 22-12-4 at Madison Square Garden this term.

They come into this home game in excellent recent form, as they have won seven of their last ten. Only the Boston Bruins have won more games than the Rangers over the same period. New York comes into this game after an excellent 5-2 win on the road against the Washington Capitals.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning were the latest team to book their spot in the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. They will be aiming to once again reach the Stanley Cup finals, as they bid for a third honor in four seasons. The Lightning comes into this game in fine recent form, as they have won each of their last three, and six of their previous ten.

Tampa has been in excellent form over their previous three games, as they have scored an impressive 14 goals and have allowed just one. Their most recent success was a 5-0 home win over the New York Islanders last weekend.


The Lightning form could make them a very interesting betting angle this weekend at the prices available. For that reason, we will take a chance on the visitors on Wednesday.



Alex Dudley
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