Tampa Bay vs Florida Panthers by Sors
The Lightning still have good chances to finish the regular season as the team with the best record in NHL and is obvious that the hosts will rely mostly on their games at Amalie Arena, where Tampa Bay is 27-9-1 128-78 so far this season and 8-2-0 37-23 in the last ten games here.
Steven Stamkos is 6+3 in the last ten games, Victor Hedman is 3+5, Tyler Johnson and Ryan Callahan have two goals and three assists each.Ben Bishop is 4-1 with a 2.67 GAA in his last five starts versus the Panthers.
Florida comes from a 3-2 win over Boston last Saturday, sixth for this team in ten games since the beginning of the month (6-3-1).The Panthers, who are still in the fight for the eighth place in the Eastern Conference, have a comparatively good results away from home this season (15-14-7), but won only once in the last five visits to Ottawa (1-4), Pittsburgh (1-5), Chicago (2-3 SO), Carolina (2-0) and NY Rangers (1-2).
Roberto Luongo, who will start for Florida, is 0-3-1 with a 3.28 GAA in his last four starts against Tampa Bay.
Braydon Coburn (d / 43 – 1+10) and Cedric Paquette (c / 56 – 12+7) are out for the home team, while the Panthers will be without Al Montoya (goalie / 19 with a 3.08 GAA) and Nick Bjugstad (c / 72 – 24+19).
Tampa Bay seems in better form in this moment and another reason for my bet can be found in the fact, that the hosts are without a single mistake in the last six games between these two teams at Amalie Arena.
|Tampa Bay||Bet365||1.90||8||4-3 WON (+7.2 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.