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NY Rangers vs. Los Angeles, 06/04/2014 20:00 EDT, Score: 2 - 3

Money Line: +147 NY Rangers

Sportsbook: Pinnacle

Result: Loss

On Wednesday in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals the Power play is on the Rested and ready NY. Rangers. Game 51 at 8:05 eastern on NBC. The Rangers have had 5 days off since disposing of Montreal. The Rangers are 7-2 with 3 or more days rest. The Lings get the customary 2 days off that teams get after playing a 7 game series in the Semi Finals. LA has had to play 3 series that all went to 7 games. That they have played 21 games so far could definitely leave them flat for this one. The Los Angeles Kings trailed 2014 NHL Western Conference Finals Game 7 by two goals as late as 16:30 into the first period and by one goal as late as 12:42 into the third period. In the history of 7 games series NHL playoff games from 1939 through 2013, inclusive, road teams down two goals 16:30 into the first period had a 33-243 (.120) game record, and road teams down a goal 12:42 into the third period had a 61-536 (.102) game record. This type of comeback can clearly come back to flatten a team in their next game. These 2 split a pair of regular season games with the visitor winning both games. The Rangers have home loss revenge here and have won 2 of the last 3 here. The Rangers have the #3 road defense matched up with the Kings who wee 21st in the league in home scoring.The Kings also have just the 26th ranked Home power play unit, while the Rangers have the 3rd best Penalty kill and allow the 2nd least power play chances in the league. The Kings allow the 3rd most Power play goals in the league which could certainly help the Rangers Power Play unit. The Rangers also put the puck on the Net as they have the 2nd best shots on goals average. So J. Quick will be a busy man as he tries to out play Rangers Goalie Lundquist who is making his first Cup final but has won Several big games with Team Sweden in his career.. These two are just about even statistically but the Rangers have the rest factor and preparation intangibles on their side and know they have to get one here in LA. Take the NY ,Rangers tonight.

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