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The two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins (15-10-3) will go for their fifth straight win Tuesday when they host the New York Rangers (14-10-2) as solid home favorites at the sportsbooks.

The Penguins are finally starting to roll despite losing starting goaltender Matt Murray to a lower-body injury, with backup Tristan Jarry earning each victory during their four-game winning streak.


Betting line: The Penguins opened as -146 favorites (wager $146 to win $100); the total is at TOTAL goals, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)

NHL betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 3.0-2.7, Rangers (NHL picks on every game)


Why the Rangers can pay on the NHL lines

How good is Jarry? Nobody really knows yet due to the small sample size, as he had only started three games in his entire NHL career before this recent run. But the Rangers have also played much better lately, reeling off 11 wins in their last 14 games, including two streaks of four or more.

The Rangers are coming off a 3-1 homestand that saw them involved in three one-goal games followed by a 5-1 rout of the Carolina Hurricanes last Friday. New York should be well-rested enough to give Pittsburgh a challenge here.

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