Stanley Cup Playoff Picks: Eastern Conference Final Game 2

Picks and preview for Lightning vs Rangers Game 2

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So I expected Colorado to be the better team last night and step up defensively, but I didn’t expect them to be THAT dominant. After allowing 13 1st Period shots, Colorado allowed just 11 combined the rest of the game. They controlled the puck, kept Edmonton out of the middle, and controlled play the whole time. They made McDavid and Draisaitl look as invisible as you can. Game 3 should be fun Saturday night, we’ll get Edmonton’s best effort but who knows if it’ll be enough.

Tonight’s game should be fun too. The Lightning showed more rust than rest in Game 1 in a very sloppy loss at New York. Their streak of 18 straight wins after a loss in the playoffs is on the line. The young Rangers have all the confidence in the world, and the Lightning won’t flinch or come into this one any more jittery. This one very well could be the goaltending clinic we expected in Game 1. I’m getting my odds from FanDuel tonight. If you haven’t signed up with them yet you can do so HERE and get $200 in free bets when you place your first $5 wager. Onto the picks.

Lightning ML vs Rangers (-128)

It’s what everyone’s talking about going into this one, but it’s most certainly a thing. The Lightning have won 18 straight games following a loss in the playoffs. That streak is unreal. They laid a little bit of an egg in Round 1 not having played in a week. The best teams get better as the series go on. I would have expected the ML to be closer to -135 or -140 so at -128 I’m happy to take Tampa to keep rolling after playoff losses. The defense won’t be as bad. Vasilevskiy will be good. This team has been here before (remember that 5-0 Game 1 loss to Toronto?) and won’t be the least bit panicked.

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Lightning Team Total Over 2.5 (-134), Game Total Alt. Over 6 (+138)

Igor Shesterkin has been amazing in the playoffs since those back to back awful performances in Pittsburgh. He’s likely going to be amazing again tonight. I just expect a full court press and close to a perfect playoff effort from Tampa tonight. I lumped these two bets together because I think they go hand in hand. There were no losses in the Florida series for Tampa, but in the Toronto series, after losses they scored 5 goals, 7 goals, and 4 goals. Those game totals hit 8, 10, and 7. Yes, Igor Shesterkin is better than Jack Campbell and I’m not expecting Tampa to hit this Alt Over by themselves, but I think we see an aggressive, crisp Tampa team tonight that solves Shesterkin. I think the Lightning are the aggressors tonight and when they do that they’re very dangerous.

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