The Lightning vs. Rangers live stream and TV game on Sunday night will break a 2-2 tie in the 2015 NHL Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals. Similar to their Western Conference counterparts, both Tampa Bay and New York have shown resilience to keep the series even. Game 5 will be a pivotal matchup, as the winner moves just one victory away from the Stanley Cup Finals. Hockey fans can watch it live streaming online and on television thanks to the NBC Sports networks.
According to ESPN.com in their May 23 game report, the New York Rangers captured a convincing 5-1 victory in Game 4 to tie up the series at two games apiece. Henrik Lundqvist was stellar with 38 saves over the course of the game, with Rick Nash scoring twice and assisting once. Martin St. Louis also ended his playoff scoring drought by adding to the goals total for his side. The victory was a nice bounce back fora team that had won the opener and then dropped two straight to their opponents.
For Tampa Bay, their only goal in the game came from star player Steven Stamkos in the first period. Unfortunately, the team couldn’t get the puck past Lundqvist after that, because when New York’s goaltender is on, he’s on. The 33-year-old Swedish goaltending star has a record of 339-208-65 along with an average goals allowed stat of 2.26 and a save percentage of .921 over his career. During the playoffs, he’s stopped 450 of 484 shot attempts, with 12 goals scored on him by Tampa Bay in the previous two games, both losses.
New York will get home ice tonight and enter as the favorites. They’re listed at -135 to -140 on the moneyline. The underdog Lightning are set around +120 to +125 at various books. The goals over/under total sits at five goals for the game, but the past three games have ended with scores of 6-2, 6-5, and 5-1. Could tonight’s latest matchup be another of these high-scoring affairs? Meanwhile, in terms of odds to win the Stanley Cup, New York is the favorite at 17 to 10 followed by Chicago at 9 to 4. Both teams recently tied their conference finals matchups at 2-2.
Sunday night’s Lightning vs. Rangers Game 5 gets started at approximately 8 p.m. EST. Live televised coverage comes from NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) at that time. Cable and satellite subscribers of participating providers can also log into the NBC Sports Live Extra web portal or mobile apps for live streaming online coverage. For audio commentary, Sirius XM radio subscribers can listen via radio channels 211 and 220 or internet channels 939 and 945 starting at 8 p.m. EST.