Friday, March 3, 2017
Consol Energy Center
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, March 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at +156 and the Penguins at -173. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Tampa Bay comes into this matchup having played 62 games. They have an overall record of 29-25-8 and on the road they have a record of 12-14-6. Currently they are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 175 goals and given up 174 goals for a point differential of +1. The Lightning have an overall record of 7-1-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 26-33 and an over/under record of 29-26-7. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 38-16-8 including 25-4-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 214 goals and surrendered 175 for a goal differential of +39. The Penguins have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 36-24 while their over/under record sits at 37-21-4.
For expert handicapping advice on this game check out our NHL expert handicapper tips.
Victor Hedman has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 12 goals this season with 120 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 41 assists on the season and averages 24.3 minutes played per game. Nikita Kucherov has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 27 goals on 181 shots. He has 34 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 13 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 982 shots against him and has given up 87 goals. He has made 895 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 67 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 34 goals this season with 185 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 33 assists on the season and averages 19.7 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 18.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 26 goals on 164 shots. He has 36 assists giving him a total of 62 points on the season. Matthew Murray has 23 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,037 shots against him and has given up 77 goals. He has made 960 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Lightning have 66 total points this season. They have scored 175 goals while giving up 174 goals. They have had 215 power play opportunities and have scored 49 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Lightning have allowed 206 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.46% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Penguins have a total of 84 points on the season. They have 44 power play goals on 204 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 204 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Lightning have a total of 214 goals scored while they've given up 175 goals to this point. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.19%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 51.2% as they've attempted 3,473 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,315 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.7% as they have 2,616 attempts while they've given up 2,542 shots on the defensive end. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 50.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.1% for the season. They have 1,832 face off wins compared to 1,935 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.6%. On defense has 1,343 hits and they've blocked 773 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 3,669 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,648 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.3% as they have 2,788 shots while they've given up 2,651 attempts on defense. The Penguins 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 47.7% as they've compiled 1,876 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,053 face off losses. On defense has blocked 997 shot attempts and they have 1,580 hits as a unit.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 26-33 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 29-26-7 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 36-24 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 37-21-4 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
11/16/16 C Steven Stamkos Knee out 4 months
01/15/17 RW Ryan Callahan Hip out for season
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
03/02/17 D Kris Letang Upper Body doubtful Friday vs. Tampa Bay
03/01/17 LW Conor Sheary Upper Body "?" Friday vs Tampa Bay
02/23/17 D Trevor Daley Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
02/17/17 D Olli Maatta Hand expected to miss 6 weeks
02/13/17 RW Bryan Rust Arm out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -173
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's Expert Expert NHL Picks.