Pittsburgh – Rangers, Game 3. Igor Shesterkin will confirm the title of the best
Unlike the opponent, the Rangers have no problems with the goal line.
On May 8, the third match of the 1/8 finals of the NHL playoffs “Pittsburgh Penguins” – “New York Rangers” will take place. The meeting starts at 2:00 pm. The bookmakers have already given a forecast, they cannot single out a favorite. You can bet on the victory of the Rangers in regular time with a coefficient of 2.32, the success of Pittsburgh is available at bookmakers for 2.56.
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Bookmaker odds for NHL Game 3 Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers May 8, 2022
Bookmakers are confident that the third match of the NHL playoffs Pittsburgh – Rangers on May 8 will be productive: the total over 5.5 goals goes for 1.77, the total under 5.5 goals – for 2.10. You can bet on a goal in the first 10 minutes at bookmakers with a coefficient of 1.67. In regular time, they offer to bet on a draw for 4.45.
Pittsburgh – Rangers: analysis and prediction for the 3rd game of the 1/8 finals of the Stanley Cup (05/08/2022)
The first round of the NHL playoffs is in full swing. Participants have already played two matches, and some even three. Four more meetings are scheduled for May 8. We would pay attention to the third game of the Pittsburgh series – the Rangers, which will be held on the ice of the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The score is still 1-1. Nobody is going to give in.
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Although the Rangers lost the first meeting in overtime (3:4 OT), they looked at the level with the opponent. The second match of the series was held in New York, and hockey has changed. The hosts won with a score of 5:2. And it was expected. They needed to get at least one win at home. They did it as if they had not played 106 minutes in the first match.
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From the first minutes we went to the goal of Louis Domingue, who replaced the injured Casey Desmith. The pressure worked. Artemi Panarin scored a goal and two assists. Chris Kreider scored 54 goals this season. Frank Vatrano also scored the puck and provided an assist. In general, the hosts played excellently, the attack had no problems.
It also played the fact that the Pittsburgh goalkeeper was only second. During the season he played only 10 matches in the regular season and reached the playoffs for the first time as the first number. Not entirely successful, but the club was not given a choice. All other goalkeepers, unfortunately, are injured. In addition, apparently, three overtimes in the last meeting exhausted the team, as it was not ready.
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However, twice managed to upset Igor Shesterkin. Goals were scored by Jake Gunzel and Sidney Crosby. And both – with finishing. Igor was simply not left with a chance. The Rangers defense loosened up a bit at certain points. In total, the goalkeeper saved 39 of 41 shots. Of course, it cannot be compared with 79 in the last match, but also quite a lot.
Now the series is heading to Pittsburgh. It’s good for the Rangers that the score is tied now. At home, the Penguins have a clear advantage: they have won four times in the last five head-to-head meetings. Only on March 30 in the regular season did the New Yorkers win (3:2). Given these statistics, the guests, of course, are in the red. Although we certainly won’t discount them.
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The “Pittsburgh” had serious problems with the goalie line. Casey Desmith was out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery. Tristan Jerry continues his recovery from an injury he sustained three weeks ago. The choice of the head coach of the team is unenviable. Apparently, Louis Dominguez will be the main goalkeeper for the entire playoffs.
There will be a lot of practice, but what the result will be, of course, is difficult to say. So far, he has played in only one meeting and conceded five goals. The formidable attack of the Rangers in the person of Chris Kreider, Miki Zibanejad and Artemy Panarin will only be happy with such an outcome. New York’s performance is pretty good.
In addition, there is in the composition the main contender for Vezina – Igor Shesterkin. Largely thanks to the Russian goalkeeper, the team is in the playoffs. He has already written himself into the history of the NHL. On the other hand, he also misses, the confrontation is still spectacular, the clubs scored more than five goals in each of the two meetings.
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It is likely that the teams will continue to score in the third game. The Rangers scored eight goals in two meetings, with at least three in each of them. You can check ITB2 3 goals for 2.01 or total over 5.5 goals for 1.77. Pittsburgh’s lack of key goaltenders is sure to play a key role in the series.
Pittsburgh – Rangers: prediction and bet for the 3rd game of the NHL playoffs on May 8, 2022
The series moves to Pittsburgh, where the statistics of Gerard Gallan’s wards are not great. Although this is the playoffs, a completely different hockey. “Pittsburgh” on its site will certainly go to victory, but problems with the main goalkeepers cannot but affect. Moreover, the opponent has absolutely no problems with this. We would check the bet on total over.
Bid: total over 5.5 goals for 1.77.
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