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NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers | 8 June, 8 AM (PST)

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C | Steven Stamkos 

LW | Ondrej Palat 

RW | Nikita Kucherov 

LD | Victor Hedman 

RD | Jan Rutta 

G | Andrei Vasilevskiy 



C | Mika Zibanejad 

LW | Chris Kreider 

RW | Frank Vatrano 

LD | Ryan Lindgren 

RD | Adam Fox 

G | Igor Shesterkin 



Coming in hot this Wednesday morning, we got the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. the New York Rangers battling it out in game four of the NHL Conference Finals this June 8, 8 AM (PST). The two will be playing at the Amalie Arena stadium, Tampa City, USA. Which team will get a step closer to winning the Stanley Cup Semifinals and ultimately having a shot for the finals win? 


So far, both teams are not to be underestimated as they both have proven to hold their own. The Lightning holds fifth place in the Eastern Conference with 110 points while the Rangers are just a step above, holding fourth place with 110 points. Nonetheless, in the three matches that Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers have played, the Rangers have dominated the rink. Game one ended with a 6-2 in favor of the Rangers. In game two, the Tampa Bay Lightning came close but fell short of one point with a 3-2 score. Game three produced the same results as game two.  


Taking a look back at the season, the bolts score 3.5 goals per game, and the Rangers concede 2.5. On the other hand, the Rangers score 3.0 goals per game, with the bolts conceding 2.8. When looking at goal differential, Tampa Bay is sixth in the league with a +57, and New York is ninth in the league with a +46. In terms of the players, Ranger’s Zibanejad has scored in every game of the series so far, flaunting his knowledge of Tampa Bay’s defense and working his way around one of the best goalies of all time. Overall, this leaves the Rangers 4-1 in their last couple of games against a team with a winning record. 


In terms of injured players for the game, the Rangers have Barclay Goodrow and Sammy Blais out for the season. Both are formidable talents for the team. On the other hand, the Tampa Bay Lightning only have to worry about filling in the spot of Brayden Point due to a leg injury in game two.  


Considering the stats and the injuries that both teams display, with the Rangers having lost two players due to injuries and more favorable stats on the end of the bolts, game four is looking to be in the favor of the Tampa Bay Lightning.  


8 AM (PST), June 8, 2022, Amalie Arena stadium, Tampa City, USA.

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