Money Line: -108.00 Tampa Bay (Home)
New York Rangers' fans were rejoicing when their team went up 2-0 on the Lightning in the ECF's, only to then go on to lose 4 straight. That's likely not to happen here, but at the same time, I'm not counting out this experienced Tampa team yet. The Lightning are masters of making adjustments from game-to-game and I'm not reading too much into the 7-0 loss in Game 2. Note though, the Lightning are 6-2 in their last 8 in trying to revenge a shutout road loss against an opponent. The strengths and weaknesses of each club are well known. At this point, it's about handicapping emotions and momentum. It's do or die for Tampa tonight and I expect it to play like that. Conversely, the Avs are now primed for a classic letdown as they hit the road for the first time in the Finals. Look for Tampa to claw its way back into this series!