In the regular season match of the National Hockey League, the Rangers will host Tampa Bay. The game will take place at Madison Square Garden on October 11. The meeting starts at 23:30 GMT.
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|New York Rangers
|Tampa Bay Lightning
Last season, the New York Rangers were almost the main top comebacks and beautiful victories. In the regular season, the team was fourth in the East, and in the playoffs reached the semi-finals, where they lost to Tampa Bay.
The hockey team tried to pull out its matches through a team game, during which Artemiy Panarin gave accurate passes, and Mika Zibanejad or Chris Kreider successfully closed them.
In the off-season, the Rangers super forwards did not run away anywhere, while the team, meanwhile, conducted an active transfer campaign, getting rid of a number of free agents.
But they also managed to get good strikers into their strong team, who will now play for the Rangers.
As for the pre-season, the Rangers played six games in it, in which they managed to get just a couple of victories.
Last season, the club from Florida was only fifth in the East, and could have been eliminated in the playoffs in the first round with Toronto. But the Lightning overcame the problems and reached the final, where they lost to Colorado.
In 82 games last regular season, Tampa Bay had 233 goals in their own net, which was one of the worst defensive records among the clubs participating in the Stanley Cup since the Eastern Conference.
In the summer, young Canadian forwards entered Tampa Bay, while John Cooper’s team lost several defensemen, who performed very well last season.
In the pre-season campaign, Tampa Bay had five freight trains, losing four of them.
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Head to Head
Both teams played 57 matches between themselves, of which 27 victories were won by the New York Rangers, and the team from Florida won the remaining 30 victories.
The last meeting was held as part of the Stanley Cup playoffs, where Tampa managed to win with a score (2-1).
New York Rangers form guide: L–L–W–L–L
Tampa Bay Lightning form guide: W–L–L–L–L
THE COUNTDOWN IS OVER ⌛️ #NHLFaceOff
— NHL (@NHL) October 11, 2022
|New York Rangers win 2.20
|Tampa Bay win 2.60
In the new season, New York is coming to be one of the main players in the East, so they will not be pressured by the status of even rivals of the Tampa level, moreover, the hosts have won four of the last five matches on ice.
The Rangers’ current roster gives them carte blanche, with which Gallan’s team can safely count on the first 2 points.
Prediction for this match: Rangers will not lose + total over 4.5.