Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders 11/18/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 11/17/2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale
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The Tampa Bay Lightning will be visiting the New York Islanders on Tuesday night in a game that will feature two of the best offenses in the league.
Last season, the Lightning were able to win two out of their three games against the Islanders. It was a very good series, though, as all three of the games went into the shootout.
Lightning netminder Ben Bishop has faced the Islanders seven times in his career and is 4-2-1 against them with a 2.50 GAA and a .908 save percentage. High-scoring center Steven Stamkos has 10 goals and 21 points in 21 games against the Islanders in his career, while Valtteri Filppula has seven points in nine games against them.
On Saturday, the Islanders had their five-game winning streak come to an end when they lost 5-2 to the Lightning. They didn't take care of business on the power play in that loss, finishing 0-for-4 with the extra man.
The Islanders are near the top of the league in scoring with three goals scored per game. All-Star John Tavares has had a good start to the season by scoring seven goals and providing the assist on 11 others. Defenseman Johnny Boychuk has two goals and 11 assists so far this season, while veteran goalie Jaroslav Halak is 7-4-0 on the year with two shutouts and a 2.59 GAA.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Lightning are 12-6-0 Against the Spread
Tampa Bay Lightning are 11-7-0 against the Over/Under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
New York Islanders are 11-6-0 Against the Spread
New York Islanders are 10-7-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Lightning
11/01/14 RW Brett Connolly Lower Body out indefinitely
10/19/14 D Victor Hedman Finger expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
New York Islanders
11/15/14 RW Cal Clutterbuck Undisclosed "?" Tuesday vs Tampa Bay
11/15/14 LW Eric Boulton Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs Tampa Bay
10/09/14 RW Michael Grabner Hernia out indefinitely
10/07/14 D Matt Carkner Upper Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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