Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers 05/05/2022 – The Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers will enter their second game in their best-of-seven series from Madison Square Garden in New York on Thursday evening. The Penguins are playing this game on the road but their successful series opener has kept them ahead of the Rangers. The Penguins finished third in the Metropolitan Division and the Rangers finished second on the table. Based on the NHL postseason odds the Penguins are predicted to win their second consecutive game in this series.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers 05/05/2022
When: Thursday, May 5, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers 05/05/2022 Betting Odds:
|Pittsburgh Penguins||+1.5 (-263)||5.5 o (-116)||+106|
|New York Rangers||-1.5 (+208)||5.5 u (-105)||-130|
The quest continues.
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— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) May 5, 2022
The Penguins finished their regular season with a 46-25-11 record. Pittsburgh finished ahead of the Capitals but failed to get past the Rangers. Last night, they scored four goals against the Rangers and gave up only three in return. Pittsburgh is touching 3.28 goals per game with their scoring offense and are 20.2 percent with their power play opportunities. From the defensive end, they are giving up 2.51 goals per game.
Players to watch: B. Rust RW (G 1, A 2, PTS 3), S. Crosby C (G 0, A 2, PTS 2), E. Malkin C (G 1, A 1, PTS 2).
New York Rangers
The Rangers are averaging at 3.05 goals per game and they are giving up 2.49 in return. New York is closing in on 25.3 percent with their power play opportunities and 48.1 percent with their face offs. The Rangers finished their regular season with a 52-24-6 record. New York was unable to get past the Hurricanes and they failed to clinch the division title. Despite their position, the Rangers are not scoring more than the Penguins.
Players to watch: C. Kreider LW (G 1, A 1, PTS 2), M. Zibanejad C (G 0, A 2, PTS 2), R. Strome C (G 0, A 1, PTS 1).
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Betting Predictions
Pittsburgh are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Pittsburgh are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers.
Pittsburgh are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers’ last 6 games.
NY Rangers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers’ last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.
NY Rangers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
NY Rangers are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games played in May.
Penguins vs Rangers Betting Picks
The New York Rangers seem to be struggling as the Penguins have a better shot at this game. Pittsburgh is better in terms of scoring and they have contributed well in their first outing. The NHL postseason bets are in favor of the Penguins winning.
Score Prediction: Penguins 4, Rangers 3.