The win-or-go-home game is set for 8 p.m. Eastern at Madison Square Garden, with the winner moving on to play either the Blackhawks or Ducks in the Stanley Cup Finals.
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8 p.m. Eastern
NBC Sports Network
Spread: Rangers by 1.5
Money Line: Lightning +137, Rangers -151
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Henrik Lundqvist has won six Game 7s in a row, the largest streak ever of any NHL goalie. The Rangers’ goalie’s career Game 7 wins are the highest in history next to legends Patrick Roy and Martin Brodeur.
In addition, the Rangers are tied with the Detroit Red Wings for the longest streak in history with six straight Game 7 wins. It’s hard to bet against a team on that kind of run and with that kind of goalie.
Tampa Bay’s counterpart to Lundqvist is Ben Bishop. Though he’s playing in his first postseason and lacks Lundqvist’s track record, he came up big in the first round, making 31 saves in a 2-0 Game 7 win over the Red Wings.
Tampa Bay’s most solid defenseman, former RangerAnton Stralman, is 6-0 in Game 7s and helped lead the Rangers to the finals last year.
Last year, he was a key player in helping the Rangers to the finals and he could be a huge factor in bringing the Lightning there too.