Tampa Bay Lightning at Edmonton Oilers 10/20/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 10/19/2014
Monday, October 20, 2014 at 9:30 PM ET
Rexall Place in Edmonton
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The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to keep the Edmonton Oilers winless when they face them on Monday night. During the 2013-14 season, the Oilers and Lightning played each other twice with each team picking up a home win. 104 97
The Lightning were able to pick up their third win of the season on Saturday night when they beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on the road. Tampa Bay won despite being outshot 32-24 and going 0-for-5 on their power play chances.
Center Steven Stamkos now has five goals and two assists through five games for the Lightning, while defenseman Victor Hedman has three goals and four assists. Goalie Ben Bishop is 3-0-1 on the season and has a solid .933 save percentage.
The Oilers lost their fifth game in a row to open the season when they were beaten 2-0 by the Vancouver Canucks on home ice. They missed on all 28 shots in that game and they were 0-for-4 on the power play.
Edmonton is currently dead last in the league in goals against with 4.8 goals given up per game. Left wing Taylor Hall has three goals with one assist on the season and he is a minus-1. David Perron has three assists through five games, but he is a minus-6. Goaltender Ben Scrivens is 0-3-0 with a 4.10 GAA and a very poor .848 save percentage.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Lightning are 3-2-0 Against the Spread
Tampa Bay Lightning are 2-3-0 against the Over/Under
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
Edmonton Oilers are 0-5-0 Against the Spread
Edmonton Oilers are 4-1-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Lightning
10/19/14 D Victor Hedman Hand out indefinitely
10/18/14 D Radko Gudas Lower Body "?" Monday vs Edmonton
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
10/15/14 GO Viktor Fasth Groin out indefinitely
10/06/14 D Nikita Nikitin Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton
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