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NHL Betting: Rangers, Lightning

The New York Rangers will be gunning for a victory in the Sunshine State on Saturday night when the take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL betting action.

New York boasts one of the finest goaltenders in the league with Henrik Lundqvist manning the pipes, and that gives them a lot of confidence when they hit the ice every night.

New York will get its share of attention on the NHL betting lines at 5Dimes on Saturday night, but they are somewhat vulnerable on the road with the majority of their losses so far this season coming there. Tampa Bay is a strong 7-3-0 at home, with six of those victories coming against Eastern Conference teams.

The strong netminding of Lundqvist, who could hold the Lightning's star forwards in check, should lead to the UNDER wager being the more popular choice among totals betting enthusiasts in this matchup.

While San Jose and Florida have cooled off slightly of late both clubs are still playing well, and the Panthers are leading their division. On Saturday San Jose will play host to the Panthers, who will be a road underdog at HP Pavilion in NHL betting action at 5Dimes.

The Sharks had lost two straight games before playing Montreal on Thursday. Florida has a comfortable lead over Washington and Tampa Bay in the Southeast Division standings.

These teams don’t meet often, but it’s Florida who has won three straight head-to-head; the Panthers' recent play will see them enjoy some attention on the NHL betting lines in this matchup.

With just three games on the NHL betting menu on Sunday, the Detroit Red Wings will be likely road favorites at 5Dimes against a struggling Colorado Avalanche club, and they will be where the smart money goes on the NHL betting lines.

Three of the last four games between the Red Wings and Avalanche have made winners of OVER bettors in totals betting.