Tampa Bay vs Carolina by Sors
The hosts have scored four or more goals six times in their last eight games, but their play in defense was also impressive, as the Lightning conceded a total of fourteen goals in those eight games (1.75 per game) and one or fewer goals in each of the last five against the Arizona Coyotes (2-1/home), the New Jersey Devils (4-0/away), the Bruins (4-1/away), the Maple Leafs (2-1/away) and the Ottawa Senators on Thursday (4-1/away).
Steven Stamkos has seven goals and three assists in this period, Ryan Callahan has contributed four goals and six assists, Alexander Killorn has four goals and three assists in the last eight games, while Tyler Johnson – three goals and three assists.
The Carolina Hurricanes come into this game off a 3-1 road win over New Jersey on Tuesday, but the Hurricanes lost four of their previous five away games against the Calgary Flames (1-4), the Jets (5-3), the Montreal Canadiens (1-2 SO), the Senators (2-4) and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 25 (1-3) and were limited to two or fewer goals in eight of the last twelve.
Ben Bishop (27-17-3 with a 2.04 GAA), who will start for Tampa Bay, is obviously in excellent form lately, as the 29-year-old goalie posted a 1.00 GAA and .975 SV% in his last four starts.Bishop is 5-1-0 with a 2.02 GAA and .936 SV% in six starts versus Carolina over the last two years.
Eddie Lack (11-11-3 with a 2.61 GAA), who will start for the Hurricanes, is 7-6-2 with a 2.69 GAA and .902 SV% on the road this season and 0-3-0 with a 4.14 GAA and .862 SV% in three career starts versus Tampa Bay, though the last of them was in 2014.
I think that the Tampa Bay Lightning will manage to win that game, most probably in the regular time.
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