Lightning host the Rangers following Point's 2-goal performance

New York Rangers (19-12-5, fifth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (21-11-1, third in the Atlantic Division)

Tampa, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Lightning -145, Rangers +123; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning host the New York Rangers after Brayden Point's two-goal game against the Montreal Canadiens in the Lightning's 4-1 win.

Tampa Bay is 21-11-1 overall and 13-4-1 in home games. The Lightning have a 10-6-0 record when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent.

New York is 19-12-5 overall and 11-5-1 on the road. The Rangers are 10-3-1 when scoring a power-play goal.

Thursday's game is the sixth time these teams meet this season. The Rangers won the last meeting 3-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nikita Kucherov has 13 goals and 36 assists for the Lightning. Point has nine goals and one assist over the last 10 games.

Mika Zibanejad has 15 goals and 23 assists for the Rangers. Filip Chytil has four goals and two assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 7-3-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.8 assists, 4.6 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game.

Rangers: 8-2-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.5 assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

INJURIES: Lightning: Rudolfs Balcers: out (upper-body).

Rangers: None listed.

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