Best Lightning vs. Rangers Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 2 Player Props to Consider

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Ryan Strome #16 of the New York Rangers reacts following his second period goal in Game Seven of the Second Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images/AFP

The Rangers pummelled the Lighting by six goals to two in the first game of the series, can we expect another Lighting bounce back tonight or will the Rangers be looking to win their 9th home game of this season’s playoffs.

It’s been almost 12 games since the Lighting last lost back-to-back road games. Check out what NHL player props we have in store for tonight’s game after going 3-1 during the first game of the series.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers

Friday, June 03, 2022 – 08:00 PM EDT at Madison Square Garden

New York Rangers Team Total Bet

The Rangers have scored three or more goals on home ice in every single one of their playoff matches this postseason and have even witnessed three or more goals in 27 of their previous 30 home games.

Last time out was the first time Tampa Bay allowed more than 1 goal on the road in their previous three matches but had seen their opponents score two or more goals in the first six games of the playoffs.

We are laying a little juice here and after the demolishing, in-game one we do suspect the Lightning to up their defense in this game but it’s hard to ignore those Rangers goalscoring stats on home ice.

NHL Pick: Over 2.5 Goals (-125) with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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NHL Prop Bet: Mika Zibanejad | New York Rangers

If you like winning money then we suggest taking Zibanejad’s total shots over 2.5 again tonight. Sorry to repeat ourselves but we are all here for value plays and potential winners, right?

We are in shock and awe to see the Swedes' over 2.5 shots line juiced to just -125 from -120 in game one of the series.

We knew we were getting a steal in game one and Zibanejad covered easily with a total of 7 shots on the night.

Although it was an unexpected high-scoring game, we still believe the line of his shot is too low at 2.5 and if he goes over again tonight, he will surely be bumped up to 3.5 for game 3?

Mika Zibanejad Game 3 Expectations

If not, you already know our play for game 3. Zibanejad has taken an average of 3.3 shots this postseason.

He has stepped up big time in the playoffs having scored 21 points, 8 goals, and 13 assists, which is the third-highest in the entire postseason.

NHL Pick: Over 2.5 shots (-125) with BetOnline

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NHL Prop Bet: Andrei Vasilevski | Tampa Bay Lightning

The Rangers have seen the opposing goaltender have over 28 saves in seven of their eight home games this postseason and that’s good news for us here as the Lighting goaltender save line has been set at just 27.5, another possible steal in this game.

The Rangers have taken the most shots this postseason with a total of 32.4 shots per game and we are taking one of the best goaltenders in the NHL with Andrei Vasilevski.

The Lighting goaltender has saved 33.5 shots per game in the postseason.

Vasilevski Performance Analysis

Vasilevski has had a bad time of it against the Rangers this season having lost both regular-season games and allowed 3.03 goals per game.

He also started in the crease during the first game of the playoff, in which he allowed six goals.

NHL Pick: Vasilevski O 27.5 Saves (-120) with BetOnline

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Ryan Strome | New York Rangers

This is a bet we have been cashing for quite a few games now as Ryan Strome has averaged the second most amount of shots on the Rangers team this postseason.

Strome has averaged 3 shots per game but the top sportsbooks are giving us a 1.5 line that has been juiced to -140.

Strome has been a solid center for the Rangers during these playoffs picking up 7 goals and 2 assists.

Strome Solid Center

We are more than happy to lay juice on Strome to see 2 or more shots in tonight’s game.

He has done so in 13 of his 15 playoff games to date, let’s roll with Strome to keep cashing those shots. Strome has scored just 1 point in 4 games against the Lightning this season.

NHL Pick: Strome Over 1.5 Shots (-140) with Everygame (visit our Everygame Review)

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