Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 10/25/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 10/24/2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET
Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul
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On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Lightning will be going up against the Minnesota Wild in a game that will feature two solid defenses.
During the 2013-14 season, the Lightning and the Wild each won one game against the other in their two-game regular season series. Tampa Bay won their early season matchup 3-1 while the Wild were able to pull off a 2-1 home win later in the season.
Lightning netminder Ben Bishop is 1-1-0 in his two starts against the Wild with a 1.53 GAA and a .942 save percentage. Star center Steven Stamkos has scored three goals and assisted on three others in his seven games against Minnesota, while defenseman Victor Hedman has no points and a minus-2 in his six games against them.
The Wild were able to end their two-game losing streak on Thursday when they shut out the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 at home. Goaltender Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves in the win to record his third shutout of the season.
The Wild have given up less than one goal per game this season and they are in the top three in the league in penalty kill percentage. Veteran Zach Parise has two goals and leads the team in points with five. Defenseman Jared Spurgeon has a goal, three assists and a plus-6 through five games. Kuemper now has a fantastic 0.50 GAA on the year with a .980 save percentage.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Lightning are 4-3-0 Against the Spread
Tampa Bay Lightning are 2-5-0 against the Over/Under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
Minnesota Wild are 3-2-0 Against the Spread
Minnesota Wild are 0-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Lightning
10/24/14 D Radko Gudas Lower Body is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Winnipeg
10/23/14 C Alex Killorn Upper Body expected to miss Friday vs Winnipeg and Saturday vs Minnesota
10/21/14 RW Ryan Callahan Lower Body expected to miss 7-10 days
10/19/14 D Victor Hedman Finger expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
10/23/14 D Christian Folin Flu "?" Saturday vs Tampa Bay
10/23/14 D Keith Ballard Flu "?" Saturday vs Tampa Bay
09/18/14 GO Josh Harding Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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