Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers Game 7 Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated May 14, 2022

Mika Zibanejad, New York Rangers, 2022

Another Game 7 in the NHL playoffs Sunday as the New York Rangers host the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pittsburgh
46-25-4-7
AT
May 15, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Madison Square Garden
NY Rangers
52-24-3-3
Puckline +1.5 -230
Moneyline +109
Over / Under o +6

44%

Betting Action

56%

Puckline -1.5 +191
Moneyline -131
Over / Under u +6

44%

Betting Action

56%

Another Game 7 in the NHL playoffs Sunday as the New York Rangers host the Pittsburgh Penguins with the Blueshirts as -150 favourites on the NHL odds, although that could come down a bit if Sidney Crosby plays.

Penguins vs. Rangers NHL Betting Odds

We noted in our Game 6 preview that our pick was dependent on Sidney Crosby … projected 4-3 Penguins home win if he was available but 4-3 Rangers win if not. He didn’t play and New York won 5-3. Again, we will have to project this one because Crosby’s status for Game 7 likely won’t be known until late morning Sunday.

With the series tied 3-3, no series line available. The Rangers are +825 to win the East and the Penguins +1312 long shots. Pittsburgh is 10-7 all-time in Game 7s and a pretty incredible 6-0 on the road. New York is 9-6 in Game 7s and 7-1 at home.

The favourite is 4-1 in the past five meetings.

Pittsburgh Penguins

If this were even 15 years ago, Sidney Crosby likely would play in Game 7. But modern medicine, etc., has caught up and he was dealing with a possible concussion after being injured in Game 5 and missing Game 6, a 5-3 loss. He did practice Saturday so that’s a great sign. We will assume the future Hall of Famer will play. In the game-and-a-half or so of this series without Crosby, the Rangers have outscored the Penguins by six goals.

Another forward, Brian Boyle, is in question after suffering a lower-body injury in Game 6. Jake Guentzel had two assists in Game 6 and has at least a point in every game of this series. It will be third-stringer Louis Domingue in net again with both Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith injured, although Jarry is getting close to a return and if the Pens advance we could see him next round. Pittsburgh is 1-5 in its past six as a road dog.

New York Rangers

The Rangers have been playing with fire in the past two games in falling behind 2-0, only to lead 3-2 and then give up the tying goal. But the Blueshirts have forced a Game 7 after trailing a series 3-1 for the fourth time in franchise history.

Chris Kreider had two goals in Game 6 and Mike Zibanejad (2G, 2A) and former Norris Trophy winner Adam Fox (4A) each had four points. Fox became the first Rangers defenceman to record four points in a potential elimination game. Kreider scored the game-winner with 1:28 remaining in regulation, marking the second-latest go-ahead goal in Rangers playoff history. New York is the third team ever with back-to-back multi-goal comeback wins to avoid elimination and first since the Flyers in 1987. Former Canuck Tyler Motte made his series debut off injury in Game 6 and was plust-1 in 9:32. No question it will be Igor Shesterkin in net again – he actually had an assist in Game 6.

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