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Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning 9/26/20 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars Odds & Info

Game Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars
Date & Time Saturday September 26, 2020, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Place Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada
Latest odds
TBL -165 O/U 5
TV Channel
NBC

The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning are set to meet in game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals as they will meet at Rogers Place in the Edmonton, Canada bubble. The Dallas Stars come into this matchup looking for answers after dropping game 4 to the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 in OT. The Dallas Stars were able to receive scoring from a usual source as Joe Pavelski had 2 goals while Joel Klingberg and Corey Perry were responsible for the other Dallas goals. The Stars were also able to receive production from star center Tyler Seguin as he recorded 2 assists. The Dallas Stars were edged out by the Tampa Bay Lighting in the shot department (35-30), but they dominated the Lightning in the faceoff circle (43-31).

The Dallas Stars struggled at keeping the Tampa Bay Lightning off the scoreboard as they allowed them to score 5 goals on 35 shots. The Stars starting goaltender Anton Khudobin struggled in the crease as he recorded 30 saves which pushed his postseason save percentage to .918 and GAA to 2.72.

The Tampa Bay Lightning were able to extend their series lead to 3-1 after beating the Dallas Stars in game 4, 5-4 in overtime. The Lightning have flashed their star power all postseason, and their latest game was no different as Brayden Point scored 2 goals, Nikita Kucherov had 2 assists, and Alex Killorn contributed 1 goal and 1 assist. The Tampa Bay Lightning were excellent on the powerplay as they went 3 for 4, and they were also good on the penalty kill as they went 3 for 3.

The Tampa Bay Lightning struggled at keeping the Dallas Stars off the scoreboard as they allowed them to score 4 goals on 30 shots. The Lightning starting goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy struggled in the crease as he recorded 26 saves which pushed his postseason save percentage to .928 and GAA to 1.89. 

Recent Betting Trends

  • Dallas are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against Tampa Bay.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas' last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division.
  • Tampa Bay are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games against Dallas.

Free NHL Pick:

Tampa Bay Lightning -165

The Tampa Bay Lightning are one game away from being crowned the Stanley Cup Champions in what has been a never-ending season for the NHL, and they will come out on fire trying to end this one tonight. The Lightning have continuously received production from their star players, especially Kucherov and Point as they are consistent scorers, but a name to watch out for in this game is Steven Stamkos who should be ready to play here. Andrei Vasilevskiy struggled in game 4, but he is clearly the better goaltender in this matchup as the Dallas goalies have allowed back-to-back 5 goal games for the Lightning. Tampa Bay is hungry to end the series in 5 games, and they will do just that with another dominating performance. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 4-3.

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