Avalanche at Lightning 10/19/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

By: Jim |

Last Updated: 10/18/2019 at 11:41 PM ET

Avalanche at Lightning 10/19/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

With the Avalanche the team is getting to play in back to back games here. The Avalanche have ended up going 0-1 heading into play on Friday as the Avs dropped the first game of the year to the Penguins. However, in this game the Avalanche have a great chance of proving that they are a team to be considered a threat on the year and are a real team, not a team that will fade.

When it comes to scoring the Avalanche have managed to score at a clip of 4 goals a game and have converted on 24% of the power plays this year. The Avalanche have allowed only 2.50 goals per game on the season and have killed off 82.4% of the opponents power plays.

With the game against the Bruins the Lightning were definitely hard to beat. However, the Bruins definitely showed that the game was going to be a lot closer than what you would think. In fact, the game ended up going to a shootout before the Lightning were able to see Stamkos put the puck into the net in the only score in the shootout.

This season the Lighting have not been as strong offensively as they have been in the past with 3.83 goals a game being scored. The Lighting have been good on the power paly at a clip o 31.3%, but have killed off only 73.9% of the opponents power plays. The Lightning have managed to give up only 3 goals a game, which is not nearly as good as they have been in the past either.

The home ice advantage makes up the difference in the short comings of the Lightning in this game. Yes, that is right the Lightning are worse on paper than the Avalanche in this game. Look for the fans to be the turning point s the Lightning crowd is very loud and can disrupt the calls of the Avalanche on the ice to help the Lightning bring home a win. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 4-2.

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