Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals drops the puck on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, where we are set to make out New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers Game 5 NHL picks. Join us for all of our NHL predictions for the playoffs!
NHL Playoffs Matchup: #6 New Jersey Devils @ #1 New York Rangers Game 5
Date: Wednesday, May 23rd, 8:00 ET
NHL Playoffs Lines: New York -130
The question is set to arise as to which one of these Atlantic Division teams really is better. We have to admit that this has been a confusing series. Just by looking at box scores, it appears as though the Rangers have had all of the advantages through the first three games of this series. They had a pair of 3-0 shutouts in Games 1 and 3. However, they were really only the better team for perhaps a total of about 50 minutes or so in those two games, and aside from that, this had been a level series. But then New Jersey came back and ran all over the Rangers in Game 4. Our conclusion? We still think that New York has the slightly better side, and in the end, that home ice advantage is going to make the difference in what should be a chippy game on Wednesday night that is not to be missed.
NHL Playoffs Free Pick: New York Rangers -130