Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets (By: Miyagi)
It was tough for the Blue Jays to get anything out of the first game against Tampa (on the road) and after that dominant first period by the hosts and their 3-0 lead, it would only take a miracle for them to lose, let aside lose it in regular time. And it happened, Tampa entered the third quarter with a 3-1 lead, they underestimated their opponents and got a special lesson as they lost 3rd period by 0-3, 3-4 final score.
Tampa was the best team in the regular season (62-20 record) and it was not even close as they finished the season 12 wins above the team with the second-best record, the Flames. The Blue Jackets, on the other side, finished 5th in Metropolitan with 47-35 record.
Tampa has won 4 of its last 5 meetings with Colombus.
I don't know much of hockey but what I understand is that the whole planet (and maybe a few other planets) are betting on Tampa to win tonight, including me!
This is a must-win game for Tampa as if they lose again at home, they will have to win back to back games on the road against the Blue Jackets to stay alive and that will be a hell of a task. There is no doubt that quality is with the hosts and they also can't risk with overtime/ penalties, thus they should have another powerful start in the game and take care of things this time.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets predictions
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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).