Friday, February 10, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Friday, February 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at +144 and the Wild at -160. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Tampa Bay comes into this matchup having played 54 games. They have an overall record of 24-24-6 and on the road they have a record of 10-14-4. Currently they are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 149 goals and given up 157 goals for a point differential of -8. The Lightning have an overall record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 21-30 and an over/under record of 26-22-6. Minnesota shows up with a record of 35-12-6 including 17-6-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 179 goals and surrendered 125 for a goal differential of +54. The Wild have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 33-18 while their over/under record sits at 27-18-8.
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Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 49 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 21 goals this season with 151 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 28 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 7% by scoring 7 goals on 97 shots. He has 35 assists giving him a total of 42 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 11 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 820 shots against him and has given up 75 goals. He has made 745 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Ryan Suter has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Wild. He has 7 goals this season with 102 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 27 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 16 goals on 133 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 43 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 29 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,224 shots against him and has given up 82 goals. He has made 1,142 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Lightning have 54 total points this season. They have scored 149 goals while giving up 157 goals. They have had 196 power play opportunities and have scored 42 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Lightning have allowed 182 power play opportunities and given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.23% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Wild have a total of 76 points on the season. They have 29 power play goals on 143 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 145 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Lightning have a total of 179 goals scored while they've given up 125 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.34%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they've attempted 3,008 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,883 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.7% as they have 2,265 attempts while they've given up 2,204 shots on the defensive end. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 51.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the season. They have 1,602 face off wins compared to 1,669 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49%. On defense Tampa Bay has 1,204 hits and they've blocked 679 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 2,895 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,093 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.5% as they have 2,174 shots while they've given up 2,304 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 49.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.7% as they've compiled 1,655 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,548 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 789 shot attempts and they have 832 hits as a unit.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 21-30 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 26-22-6 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 33-18 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 27-18-8 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
11/16/16 C Steven Stamkos Knee out 4 months
02/08/17 LW Alex Killorn Undisclosed "?" Friday vs Minnesota
02/07/17 LW Ondrej Palat Lower Body "?" Friday vs Minnesota
01/15/17 RW Ryan Callahan Hip expected to miss 4 weeks
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
01/18/17 D Jonas Brodin Finger out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -160
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