Thursday, May 26, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The series is tied 3-3. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at +173 and the Penguins at -193. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Tampa Bay comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 46-31-5 and on the road they had a record of 21-18-2. They finished 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They scored 227 goals and gave up 201 goals for a point differential of +26. The Lightning had 5 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 45-35 and an over/under record of 34-38-10. Pittsburgh had a regular season record of 48-26-8 including 26-11-4 at home this season. They were 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 245 goals and surrendered 203 for a goal differential of +42. The Penguins had 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 45-33 while their over/under record sat at 36-32-14.
Victor Hedman accumulated 47 total points this season for the Lightning. He had 10 goals this season with 180 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He had a total of 37 assists on the season and averaged 23 minutes played per game. Nikita Kucherov averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 30 goals on 209 shots. He had 36 assists giving him a total of 66 points on the season. Matt Murray had 9 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He had 355 shots against him and gave up 25 goals. He made 330 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Kris Letang accumulated 67 total points this season for the Penguins. He had 16 goals this season with 218 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He had a total of 51 assists on the season and averaged 27 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 36 goals on 248 shots. He had 49 assists giving him a total of 85 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury had 35 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He had 1,665 shots against him and gave up 132 goals. He made 1,533 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Lightning had 97 total points this season. They scored 224 goals while giving up 198 goals. They had 279 power play opportunities and scored 44 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Lightning allowed 257 power play opportunities and gave up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They averaged 29 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.33% for the season. They allowed 29 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins had a total of 104 points on the season. They had 48 power play goals on 261 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. They allowed 257 power play opportunities and gave up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Lightning had a total of 241 goals scored while they gave up 199 goals during the campaign. They averaged 33 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 8.85%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Tampa Bay had a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they attempted 4,533 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,345 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 50.5% as they had 3,391 attempts while they gave up 3,318 shots on the defensive end. The Lightning started possessions in the offensive zone 53.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 46.7% for the season. They had 2,372 face off wins compared to 2,421 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 49.5%. On defense Tampa Bay had 1,682 hits and they blocked 1,027 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh attempted 4,812 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,384 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 52.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 52.5% as they had 3,638 shots while they gave up 3,293 attempts on defense. The Penguins had an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage was 47.7% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they compiled 2,593 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,576 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh blocked 1,091 shot attempts and they had 1,947 hits as a unit.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning were 45-35 straight up this season
The Tampa Bay Lightning were 34-38-10 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins were 45-33 straight up this season
The Pittsburgh Penguins were 36-32-14 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
05/25/16 GO Ben Bishop Knee is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
05/15/16 C Steven Stamkos Blood Clot out indefinitely
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
05/22/16 D Trevor Daley Foot out for season
03/16/16 LW Scott Wilson Ankle out indefinitely
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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