Conference Finals Prediction 1

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers

I am going with New York winning in 7 games. Tampa has a more high-powered offense, but overall, I think the Rangers may have the edge. It will be harder for Tampa to score on Lundqvist, who has been stronger than Price in these playoffs. He fought off the Caps’ offense in the last series perfectly. Both teams have had about the same number of games scoring more than 2 goals, averaging about 2 in each series, so my belief is they’d split if there were a couple offensive games. Defensively and in the net, the Rangers have a slight edge, where, assuming they did have a couple games scoring more than 2 goals (and were to split them), the Rangers would win 3 games to 2 in defensive battles, the final result in a 4-3 series win for New York.

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