Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at +156 and the Bruins at -173.
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Tampa Bay comes into this matchup having played 78 games. They have an overall record of 39-29-10 and on the road they have a record of 17-15-6. Currently they are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 222 goals and given up 218 goals for a point differential of +4. The Lightning have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 35-39 and an over/under record of 36-35-7. Boston shows up with a record of 43-30-6 including 22-16-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 228 goals and surrendered 207 for a goal differential of +21. The Bruins have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 41-36 while their over/under record sits at 37-34-8.
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Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 35-39 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 36-35-7 against the over/under
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 41-36 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 37-34-8 against the over/under
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
04/02/17 C Cedric Paquette Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs. Boston
04/02/17 D Jason Garrison Lower Body left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Boston
04/02/17 C Steven Stamkos Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Boston
01/15/17 RW Ryan Callahan Hip out for season
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
04/02/17 C Frank Vatrano Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay
04/02/17 RW Jimmy Hayes Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay
03/13/17 C Tim Schaller Lower Body out indefinitely
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 81 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 38 goals this season with 237 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 43 assists on the season and averages 19.5 minutes played per game. Victor Hedman has averaged 24.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 15 goals on 158 shots. He has 52 assists giving him a total of 67 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 20 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 1,359 shots against him and has given up 115 goals. He has made 1,244 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Brad Marchand has accumulated 85 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 39 goals this season with 226 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 46 assists on the season and averages 19.6 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 32 goals on 252 shots. He has 36 assists giving him a total of 68 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 36 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,548 shots against him and has given up 136 goals. He has made 1,412 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have 88 total points this season. They have scored 222 goals while giving up 218 goals. They have had 264 power play opportunities and have scored 61 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Lightning have allowed 249 power play opportunities and given up 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.51% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have a total of 92 points on the season. They have 51 power play goals on 240 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 258 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Lightning have a total of 228 goals scored while they've given up 207 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.66%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 51.3% as they've attempted 4,403 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,175 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.7% as they have 3,315 attempts while they've given up 3,219 shots on the defensive end. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 50.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the season. They have 2,270 face off wins compared to 2,456 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48%. On defense Tampa Bay has 1,724 hits and they've blocked 956 shots from the opposition.
Boston has attempted 4,813 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,037 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 55.1% as they have 3,664 shots while they've given up 2,982 attempts on defense. The Bruins have an offensive zone percentage of 53.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.9% as they've compiled 2,583 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,300 face off losses. On defense Boston has blocked 1,055 shot attempts and they have 1,706 hits as a unit.
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