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Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning 9/21/20 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars Odds & Info

Game Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars
Date & Time Monday September 21, 2020, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Place 10214 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, CAN
Latest odds
TBL -145 ; O/U 5
TV Channel
NBCSN,CBC,Sportsnet,TVAS

The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning are set to meet in game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals as they will meet at Rogers Place in the Edmonton, Canada bubble. The Dallas Stars were able to open the Stanley Cup with a dominating win over the Tampa Bay Lightning as they won 4-1. The Dallas Stars were able to receive scoring from a handful of different sources as Jason Dickinson, Joel Kiviranta, Joel Hanley, and Jamie Oleksiak all scored goals. The Dallas Stars were also able to receive productive outings from Roope Hintz, John Klingberg, and Blake Comeau pitched in assist. The Dallas Stars were dominated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the shot department (36-20), but they edged out the Tampa Bay Lightning in the faceoff circle (24-23).

The Dallas Stars were very good at keeping the Tampa Bay Lightning off the scoreboard as they held them to 1 goal on 36 shots. The Stars starting goaltender Anton Khudobin had a big game in the crease as he recorded 35 saves which pushed his postseason save percentage to .920 and GAA to 2.62.

The Tampa Bay Lightning struggled to get off on the right foot against the Dallas Stars as they were dominated on both sides of the ice as they lost 4-1. The Lightning were able to get opportunities as they recorded 36 shots, but they were only able to get a goal from the stick of Yanni Gourde as he scored with assist from Blake Coleman and Barvlay Goodrow. The Tampa Bay Lightning need to be much better on the powerplay moving forward as they went 0 for 3.

The Tampa Bay Lightning struggled at keeping the Dallas Stars off the scoreboard as they allowed them to score 4 goals on 20 shots. The Lightning starting goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy struggled in the crease as he recorded 16 saves which pushed his postseason save percentage to .931 and GAA to 1.82.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Stars are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 4-0-1 in Stars last 5 games as an underdog.
  • Lightning are 9-3 in their last 12 playoff games as a favorite.
  • Over is 5-0 in Lightning last 5 vs. Western Conference.

Free NHL Pick:

Tampa Bay Lightning -145

The Tampa Bay Lightning were dominated by the Dallas Stars in the first game which comes to the surprise of most NHL fans, but I still believe they are the better overall team and the favorite in this series. Andrei Vasilevskiy had one of the worst games of his young career as he faced minimal shots and still allowed 4 goals but expect him to rebound as he is a very good goaltender for the Lightning. Tampa Bay was able to get scoring opportunities as they threw 36 shots on an average Khudobin, and given the talent they have in their lineup, I believe they put home a few more shots in this game. Tampa Bay responds with a dominant game and they even the series. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 3-1.

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