Friday, December 23, 2016
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Friday, December 23, 2016.
Tampa Bay comes into this matchup having played 33 games. They have an overall record of 16-14-3 and on the road they have a record of 8-9-2. Currently they are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 95 goals and given up 92 goals for a point differential of +3. The Lightning have an overall record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 14-17 and an over/under record of 15-13-5. Washington shows up with a record of 19-8-4 including 11-5-0 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 83 goals and surrendered 69 for a goal differential of +14. The Capitals have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 18-12 while their over/under record sits at 12-12-7.
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 this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 6 goals on 67 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 9 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 612 shots against him and has given up 57 goals. He has made 555 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 14 goals this season with 122 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Marcus Johansson has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 23% by scoring 12 goals on 53 shots. He has 10 assists giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 14 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 679 shots against him and has given up 50 goals. He has made 629 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Lightning have 35 total points this season. They have scored 95 goals while giving up 92 goals. They have had 120 power play opportunities and have scored 28 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Lightning have allowed 115 power play opportunities and given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.52% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Capitals have a total of 42 points on the season. They have 19 power play goals on 98 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 102 power play opportunities and have given up 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Lightning have a total of 83 goals scored while they've given up 69 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.81%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 50.3% as they've attempted 1,792 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,771 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.3% as they have 1,375 attempts while they've given up 1,359 shots on the defensive end. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 49.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.7% for the season. They have 993 face off wins compared to 1,035 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49%. On defense Tampa Bay has 681 hits and they've blocked 412 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 1,813 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,615 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.7% as they have 1,337 shots while they've given up 1,249 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 54.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 45.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.4% as they've compiled 934 face off wins this season and they have suffered 918 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 366 shot attempts and they have 641 hits as a unit.
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
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 18-12 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 12-12-7 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/21/16 GO Ben Bishop Lower Body out 3-4 weeks
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
Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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