Thursday, December 22, 2016
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, December 22, 2016.
St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 34 games. They have an overall record of 17-11-5 and on the road they have a record of 5-9-1. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 96 goals and given up 98 goals for a point differential of -2. The Blues have an overall record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 17-16 and an over/under record of 13-15-6. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 15-14-3 including 8-5-1 at home this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 95 goals and surrendered 92 for a goal differential of +3. The Lightning have a record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 14-17 while their over/under record sits at 15-13-5.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Blues. He has 16 goals this season with 118 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Paul Stastny has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 7 goals on 53 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 16 points on the season. Jake Allen has 15 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 681 shots against him and has given up 65 goals. He has made 616 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 13 goals this season with 84 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Victor Hedman has averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 6 goals on 65 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 25 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 9 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 608 shots against him and has given up 57 goals. He has made 551 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Blues have 39 total points this season. They have scored 93 goals while giving up 96 goals. They have had 106 power play opportunities and have scored 23 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 114 power play opportunities and given up 13 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 89%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.76% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Lightning have a total of 33 points on the season. They have 26 power play goals on 114 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 110 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 91 goals scored while they've given up 91 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.41%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 51% as they've attempted 1,757 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,689 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.6% as they have 1,329 attempts while they've given up 1,247 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 50.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.1% for the season. They have 993 face off wins compared to 932 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.6%. On defense St. Louis has 628 hits and they've blocked 442 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 1,739 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,723 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.2% as they have 1,333 shots while they've given up 1,323 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 49.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.1% as they've compiled 970 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,007 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 400 shot attempts and they have 661 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 17-16 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 13-15-6 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 14-17 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 15-13-5 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/20/16 D Alex Pietrangelo Illness "?" Thursday vs Tampa Bay
12/05/16 D Robert Bortuzzo Lower Body out indefinitely
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/20/16 GO Ben Bishop Lower Body injured last game, "?" Thursday vs St Louis
12/20/16 RW Nikita Kucherov Lower Body "?" Thursday vs St Louis
12/20/16 LW Ondrej Palat Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs St Louis
12/20/16 RW Ryan Callahan Hip "?" Thursday vs St Louis
11/16/16 C Steven Stamkos Knee out 4 months
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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