Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at -125 and the Canadiens at +133. The over/under has been set at 5.
Tampa Bay comes into this matchup having played 51 games. They have an overall record of 29-18-4 and on the road they have a record of 12-10-2. Currently they are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 139 goals and given up 121 goals for a point differential of +18. The Lightning have 4 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 9-1-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 29-22 and an over/under record of 18-26-7. Montreal shows up with a record of 26-24-4 including 14-11-2 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 147 goals and surrendered 144 for a goal differential of +3. The Canadiens have 4 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 3-6-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 25-28 while their over/under record sits at 26-20-8.
Steven Stamkos has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 21 goals this season with 148 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Nikita Kucherov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 21 goals on 123 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 21 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 1037 shots against him and has given up 77 goals. He has made 960 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 39 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 10 goals this season with 134 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 20 goals on 210 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 38 points on the season. Mike Condon has 13 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 850 shots against him and has given up 81 goals. He has made 769 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Lightning have 62 total points this season. They have scored 137 goals while giving up 118 goals. They have had 176 power play opportunities and have scored 34 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Lightning have allowed 153 power play opportunities and given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.31% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have a total of 56 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 183 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 171 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Lightning have a total of 143 goals scored while they've given up 143 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.29%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 51.4% as they've attempted 2,654 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,507 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51% as they have 1,994 attempts while they've given up 1,914 shots on the defensive end. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 53.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.2% for the season. They have 1,424 face off wins compared to 1,422 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50%. On defense Tampa Bay has 951 hits and they've blocked 593 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 2,921 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,524 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 53.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 53.1% as they have 2,132 shots while they've given up 1,883 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 51.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.1% as they've compiled 1,606 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,537 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 641 shot attempts and they have 1,061 hits as a unit.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 29-22 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 18-26-7 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 25-28 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 26-20-8 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/15/15 F Joel Vermin Hand out 6-8 weeks
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
02/05/16 LW Lucas Lessio Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
01/27/16 F Daniel Carr Knee expected to miss 3 months
01/21/16 GO Carey Price Knee expected to miss another 3-4 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal
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