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Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning 6/30/21 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Odds & Info

Game Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens
Date & Time Wednesday June 30, 2021, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Amalie Arena Tampa, FL
Latest odds
TB -210 ; O/U 5
TV Channel
NBCSN

The Montreal Canadiens look to bounce back from a loss in Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals best-of-seven series when visiting the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday for Game 2. Montreal was defeated by Tampa Bay 5-1 on Monday. Ben Chiarot scored Montreal’s only goal in the second period and the Canadiens blue line could not contain the Tampa Bay pressure in front of the Canadiens goal. Carey Price made 22 saves in net for the Canadiens in the loss.

The leading goal scorers for Montreal during the postseason are Tyler Toffoli and Nick Suzuki with five goals each, while the leader in assists is Toffoli with nine and Suzuki has eight. Toffoli is the overall leader in points with 14. Eric Gustafsson is the plus/minus leader at 5. In goal, Carey Price is 12-6-0 with a goals-against average of 2.18 and save percentage of .928.

Tampa Bay looks to take a 2-0 lead in the Cup finals with a second consecutive victory on its home ice Wednesday. Nikita Kucherov scored two goals and made one assist for the Lightning and became only the third player in NHL history, along with Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux, to score 30 points or more and two straight postseasons. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 18 saves in net for the Lightning.

Brandon Point is the leader in goals scored during the postseason for Tampa Bay with 14. Nikita Kucherov is the leader in assists with 23 and the leader in overall points with 30. Point is second in points with 23 and Ryan McDonagh is the leader in play/minus at 12. In goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy is 13-6-0 with a goals-against average of 1.94, save percentage of .936 and three shutouts.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Montreal is 11-3 in its last 14
  • The UNDER has cashed in 24 of the Canadiens last 39 as the underdog in the postseason
  • Tampa Bay Rays 49-19 in its last 68 at home
  • The UNDER has cashed in 9 of the Lightning’ last 14

Free NHL Pick:

under 5

Tampa Bay will take a 2-0 lead in the series with a victory on Wednesday in Game 2, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in five of the last seven meetings between the Canadians and Lightning on Tampa Bay's home ice and in five of the last seven overall between the two. Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy has a 1.94 goals-against average during the postseason. Tampa Bay has seen the UNDER cash in seven of the last 10 following a victory. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning wins but our best to play is UNDER 3-1

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