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Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning 9/19/20 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars Odds & Info

Game Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars
Date & Time Saturday September 19, 2020, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Place 10214 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, CAN
Latest odds
TBL -155 ; O/U 5
TV Channel
NBC,CBC,Sportsnet,TVAS

The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning are set to meet in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final as they will faceoff at Rogers Place in the Edmonton, Canada bubble. The Dallas Stars come into this game after beating the Vegas Golden Knights in 5 games with their latest win coming in overtime, 3-2. The Stars were able to receive scoring from a usual source as Jamie Benn scored 1 goal, but Denis Gurianov had a productive game with 1 goal and 1 assist while Joel Kiviranta also pitched in a goal. The Dallas Stars were outshot by the Vegas Golden Knights (36-26), but they won the faceoff battle (30-27).

The Dallas Stars were solid at keeping the Vegas Golden Knights off the scoreboard as they held them to 2 goals on 36 shots. The Stars starting goaltender Anton Khudobin had a big game in the crease as he recorded 34 saves which pushed his postseason save percentage to .920 and GAA to 2.62. The Stars were extremely productive on the powerplay as they went 2 for 4 while also going 3 for 3 on the penalty kill.

The Tampa Bay Lightning were able to advance to the Stanley Cup after beating the New York Islanders in a 6-game series, and their latest win was a nail bitter as the Lightning won 2-1 in overtime. The Lightning were able to receive scoring from veteran Victor Hedman while Anthony Cirelli scored the overtime goal. Nikita Kucherov continued his hot streak with an assist in the 1st period which gives him 20 in the bubble. The Tampa Bay Lightning dominated the New York Islanders in the shot department (48-27) but lost the faceoff battle (37-31).

The Tampa Bay Lightning were good at keeping the New York Islanders off the scoreboard as they held them to 1 goal on 27 shots. The Lightning starting goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy had a big game in the crease as he recorded 26 saves which pushed his postseason save percentage to .931 and GAA to 1.82. The Tampa Bay Lightning struggled to get anything going on the powerplay as they were held to a 0 for 5 night. 

Recent Betting Trends

  • Stars are 5-1 in their last 6 games as an underdog.
  • Under is 4-0-1 in Stars last 5 overall.
  • Lightning are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference.
  • Under is 3-1-1 in Lightning last 5 games as a favorite.

Free NHL Pick:

Tampa Bay Lightning -155

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been my pick to win the Stanley Cup since the beginning of the postseason, and they get a shot at fulfilling that with 4 wins. The Lightning were able to keep the New York Islanders off the scoreboard in the Eastern Conference Finals as Vasilevskiy has proven to be one of the best goaltenders in the NHL. While the Dallas Stars were able to put up points against the Vegas Golden Knights, Tampa Bay has a better group of scorers as Kucherov, Hedman, Point, and Palat have been a handful this season. This will be a fun series as both teams have shown grit throughout the postseason, but the difference here is the goaltending matchup as Tampa Bay has the edge. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 3-2.

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