NHL Playoffs Betting: Rangers vs PenguinsPublished April 20, 2015 by Sol FH
The puck drops tonight at 00:00 (GMT), as the Penguins try to take Game 3 at home.
The Penguins have the opportunity to take a game advantage over the Rangers tonight at CONSOL Energy Center, their home turf. The Rangers seemed to play a bit slower in Game 2 than what they did in Game 1, but this series is just getting started and it could go either way.
Sidney Crosby scored two goals and Chris Kunitz added three points leading the Pens to a 4-3 victory in Game 2 in New York, much to the dismay of the Rangers’ fans. Now with the best-of-seven series heading to Pittsburgh tonight, everyone will want to see if the Penguins can take the lead and put the Rangers in a position where it will be do-or-die.
The Rangers Were Too Slow
The Rangers were simply cut-off in Game 2, as Kunitz, Crosby and Hornqvist were the reason for the low gear New York seemed to be in all night. Always a team to learn from their mistakes, expect the Rangers to bounce back in Game 3 tonight and get back to their typically speedy level of hockey. "They have to become the hunters again," related Dave Farrish, former NHL player and assistant coach, whom won the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in 2007, when asked what New York needs to do in tonight’s game.
True, trying to keep up with the likes of Sidney Crosby is no easy task, as the NHL MVP, Stanley Cup Winner is the cream of the crop. The Rangers have many weapons of their own on the ice and need to be able to count on each one if they are to win in Pittsburgh tonight.
Online NHL Gambling Props
Punters have an excellent opportunity to win lucrative cash throughout the NHL playoffs and tonight’s game is definitely one of them. Even though they won in New York and have the home advantage tonight, bet365 Sports has the Penguins as underdogs at 2.00, while the Rangers are at 1.83. The Puck Line is at -1.5 for the Rangers at 3.35 and for the Pens it’s +1.5 at 1.34.
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