Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators NHL Picks & Predictions 2/22/2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Canadian Tire Centre
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Canadian Tire Centre to play the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at -154 and the Senators at +110.
Free $60 in Member NHL Picks No Obligation Click Here
Tampa Bay has a record of 40-17-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 20-11-2-2. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 215 goals and given up 161 goals for a point differential of +54. For the season they have an ATS record of 40-20-0 and an over/under record of 37-22-0. Ottawa is 21-28-9 including 14-11-5-3 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 158 goals and surrendered 204 for a goal differential of -46. Their record against the spread is 21-37-0 while their over/under record is 31-27-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 40-20-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 37-22-0 against the over/under this season
Important Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 21-37-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 31-27-0 against the over/under this season
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/30/17 GO Peter Budaj Leg IR (12/29)
01/22/18 LW Ondrej Palat Lower Body IR (01/20)
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16)
02/20/18 LW Ryan Dzingel Personal is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Chicago
02/07/18 LW Alexandre Burrows Suspension 10-game suspension (eligible to return 03/02 vs Vegas)
02/04/18 RW Bobby Ryan Finger IR (02/01)
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 78 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 32 goals this year with 218 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 46 assists on the season and averages 20.1 minutes played per game. Brayden Point averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 23 goals on 157 shots. He has 29 assists, giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 35 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has 1,580 shots against him and he's given up 114 goals. He's made 1,466 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Mike Hoffman has scored 39 total points this year for the Senators. He has 16 goals this season with 183 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 18.2 minutes played per game. Erik Karlsson averages 26.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 4% by scoring 5 goals on 143 shots. He has 36 assists, giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Craig Anderson has 17 wins and 18 losses this year in goal for the Senators. He has 1,339 shots against him and he's surrendered 130 goals. He's made 1,209 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have 83 total points this season, which ranks them 1st in the NHL. They are 1st in the league in goals scored with 215 while they've given up 161 goals, ranking them 24th overall. They have had 210 power play opportunities and have scored 52 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. That is 2nd in the NHL. The Lightning have allowed 194 power play opportunities and have given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, putting them 24th in the league when short-handed. They average 32 shots per game and as a team shoot 11.07% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 5th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators are 29th in the NHL with a total of 51 points this year. They have 29 power play goals on 178 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks them 28th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 171 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. That is 29th in the NHL. As a team, the Senators are 27th in the league with 158 goals scored while they've given up 204 goals, which is 2nd overall. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.96%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 30th in the NHL.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 51.6% as they've tried 3,660 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,429 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 7th in Corsi percentage. They are 15th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.4% as they have 2,747 shots while they've given up 2,594 attempts on defense. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 53% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the year. That puts them 9th and 26th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,772 face-off wins as opposed to 1,941 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.7%. That is 29th overall in the NHL. On defense Tampa Bay has 1,204 hits and they've blocked 835 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 23rd in the league.
The Senators are 17th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50% for the season, which is 13th in the NHL. They have 1,821 face-off wins compared to 1,706 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.6%. That is 7th in the league. On defense Ottawa has 1,384 hits and they have blocked 971 shots from the opposition, which is 2nd in the league. Ottawa is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.3% as they've attempted 3,287 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,656 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.6% ranks 24th as they have 2,435 attempts while they have given up 2,685 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Lightning/Senators NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa +110 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa +110
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 Josh Schonwald
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's 100% profit guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.