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Tampa Bay Lightning vs NY Islanders 9/11/20 - NHL Picks & Predictions

New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds & Info

Game New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date & Time Friday September 11, 2020, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Place 10214 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, CAN
Latest odds
TB -155 ; O/U 5
TV Channel
USA,CBC,Sportsnet,TVAS

The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders are set to meet in game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals as they will face off in the Edmonton, Canada bubble. The Tampa Bay Lightning jumped out to a 2-0 series lead as they beat the Islanders 2-1 on Wednesday, and they did it on the defensive side of the ice. The Lightning were able to receive production from their usual sources as Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman recorded goals, but the most important point of the night came off the stick of Ryan McDonagh as he had an impressive assist to end the game in the final seconds of the match. The Tampa Bay Lightning were edged out by the New York Islanders in the shot department (28-21), and they were edged out in the faceoff circle (30-24).

The Tampa Bay Lightning were solid on the defensive side of the ice as they held the New York Islanders to 1 goal on 28 shots. The Lightning starting goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy had an impressive game in the crease as he recorded 27 saves which pushed his postseason save percentage to .932 and GAA to 1.86. The Lightning struggled on the powerplay as they went 0 for 3, but they were impressive on the penalty kill as they went 4 for 4.

The New York Islanders have continued to struggle against the Tampa Bay Lightning in this series as they dropped their 2nd consecutive game, but this game was due to a lack of scoring as they only recorded 1 goal. The lone Islander to get on the stat sheet was Matt Martin as he recorded a 1st period goal while Nick Leddy had an assist. The Islanders were able to make their presence felt against the Tampa Bay Lightning as they dominated the hit column (53-44).

The New York Islanders were solid at keeping the Tampa Bay Lightning off the scoreboard as they held the high-scoring lineup to 2 goals on 21 shots. The Islanders starting goaltender Semyon Varlamov had a solid game in the crease as he recorded 19 saves which pushed his postseason save percentage to .913 and GAA to 2.21. The Islanders will need to capitalize on their powerplay opportunities if they want a chance in this series as they went 0 for 4.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Lightning are 4-0 in their last 4 playoff games as a favorite.
  • Under is 4-1-2 in Lightning last 7 Conference Finals games.
  • Islanders are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Over is 3-0-1 in Islanders last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.

Free NHL Pick:

Tampa Bay Lightning -155

The Tampa Bay Lightning have continued to be the Stanley Cup favorite amongst the final 4 teams in the playoffs as they are dominant on both sides of the ice. The Tampa Bay Lightning are playing great team hockey right now, but the most appealing player has been Nikita Kucherov who has continued to put the puck in the back of the net. The main reason that the Lightning have been dominant on the defensive side of the ice is Andrei Vasilevskiy as the goaltender has been astonishing in the bubble with a GAA of 1.86. The Lightning will need to be much better on the powerplay if they want to make this a convincing win, but Vasilevskiy and Kucherov will do enough to get Tampa Bay a 3-0 lead. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 3-2.

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