Tampa Bay Lightning at Philadelphia Flyers 12/16/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 12/15/2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
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On Tuesday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning will be playing in the third of five straight road games when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers.
In their first game against each other this season, the Tampa Bay was able to beat the Flyers 4-3 on home ice. The star of that game was Lightning center Steven Stamkos, who finished with two goals and an assist in the win.
Stamkos has now scored 16 goals and provided nine assists in 21 career games against the Flyers, while veteran Valtteri Filppula has notched 10 points in his nine games against them. Goalie Ben Bishop has only faced Philadelphia two times in his career, going 1-1-0 with a .926 save percentage and a 2.53 GAA.
On Saturday night, the Flyers won their second game in a row when they blew out the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1 at home. Scott Laughton, Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds each had a goal and an assist for the Flyers in that win.
The Flyers have struggled a bit on offense this season, but their power play is one of the best by scoring on 24 percent of their opportunities. Voracek has been one of their better players this season by scoring 11 goals and sharing the team lead in assists with 26. Netminder Steve Mason has a 6-9-4 record this year with one shutout, a .918 save percentage and a 2.60 GAA.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Lightning are 19-12-0 Against the Spread
Tampa Bay Lightning are 18-12-0 against the Over/Under
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
Philadelphia Flyers are 11-18-0 Against the Spread
Philadelphia Flyers are 15-13-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Lightning
12/15/14 D Radko Gudas Illness is downgraded to expected to miss Monday vs. Pittsburgh
12/14/14 LW Ondrej Palat Lower Body doubtful Monday vs. Pittsburgh & Tuesday vs. Philadelphia
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
12/15/14 C Vincent Lecavalier Lower Body is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay
11/01/14 C Ryan White Chest out indefinitely
10/09/14 D Chris Pronger Concussion out for season
10/05/14 D Kimmo Timonen Blood Clot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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