Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 5/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+108) Lightning (-130)
The Florida Panthers are hitting the road to Amalie Arena on Sunday where they will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of their series. Tampa leads 2-0. The moneyline on this matchup has the Panthers at +108 and the Lightning are opening at -130. The total comes in at 7.
The Florida Panthers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2-1 loss against the Lightning in Game 2. Florida garnered 8 penalty minutes in this contest. The Panthers had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. They also had 4 power play attempts but weren't able to score a goal. In the outing, they finished 1 of the 36 shots they looked to score on.
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The Panthers have had 2,515 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .904. At even strength, the Panthers have surrendered 189 goals while getting 273 when they are on offense. Florida Panthers opponents have totaled 259 power play opportunities (6th in the league) and have come away with 53 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have accumulated 122 points and their points percentage sits at .744. Florida has taken 3,062 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.0%. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have earned 337 goals (1st in the league) so far this season and have given up 242. Florida comes into tonight with 262 power play opportunities and they have notched 64 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 24.43%.
The man in goal for this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky has played in 592 contests during his NHL career. He has accumulated a record of 336-187-48 and he has started in 577 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,458 goals versus Bobrovsky in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.57. Bobrovsky has seen 17,369 shots taken against him and he has 15,911 saves. His save percentage sits at .916 during his 34,075 mins guarding the cage. In his professional hockey career, Bobrovsky has 329 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .570.
In Game 2 Tampa had 3 power play attempts in this matchup and tallied 1 goal out of those attempts. The Lightning notched 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking.
Tampa Bay has put up 2,535 shots (17th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 11.24%, while allowing their opponents 2,441 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 80.56% on their opponents 252 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.7%. They have earned 259 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 23.94%. The Lightning have accumulated 223 goals at even strength and 62 goals (6th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 228 goals to be scored by way of 179 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the Tampa Bay Lightning have 285 goals, 110 points, and a points percentage of .671.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Andrei Vasilevskiy in goal. Opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has relinquished 892 goals overall. Vasilevskiy's rate of quality starts is 57.2% and he has accumulated 203 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 355 contests and has accumulated 21,390 mins. Vasilevskiy has accumulated a lifetime mark of 229-101-24 and has played in 365 games. He has accounted for 10,147 saves out of the 11,039 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .919.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-130) and under 6.5 goals
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