Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 5/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (+125) Panthers (-152)
The Florida Panthers will try to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning at Capital One Arena on Thursday in Game 2 of their series. Tampa leads 1-0. The odds on this game have Tampa Bay at +125 while Florida is coming in at -152. The total is 7.
The Tampa Bay Lightning went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-1 win against the Panthers in Game 1. Tampa Bay tallied 14 penalty mins in this matchup. The Lightning had a impressive offensive output in the victory. In addition, they had 6 power play opportunities and notched 3 goals. For the game, they finished 4 out of the 36 shots they looked to score on.
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Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have totaled 252 power play tries (8th in the league) and have a total of 49 goals in those attempts. The Lightning have had 2,441 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .907. Tampa Bay has attempted 2,535 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.2%. While playing at even strength, the Lightning have allowed the opponent to score 179 goals while having 223 of their own. Tampa Bay is sitting with 259 power play chances and they have notched 62 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 23.94%. For the current season, they sit with 110 points and their points percentage comes in at .671. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Tampa Bay Lightning have notched 285 goals (7th in hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 228.
The man protecting the net in this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. The opposition has notched 892 goals against Vasilevskiy in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.50. Vasilevskiy has taken the ice for 365 games during his NHL career. His save percentage is at .919 in his 21,390 minutes guarding the cage. He has compiled an overall record of 229-101-24 and he has started in 355 games. During his career on the ice, Vasilevskiy has earned 203 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .572. Vasilevskiy has seen 11,039 shot attempts against him and has recorded 10,147 saves.
In Game 1 Florida had 3 power play opportunities in this matchup but were not able to net one. The Panthers notched 1 goal of the 34 shots on goal they took.
On the season, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 337 goals, 122 points, as well as a points percentage of .744. They have granted a total of 242 goals to be scored by way of 189 goals at even strength and 53 goals while they were shorthanded. The Panthers have earned 273 goals at even strength and 64 goals (3rd in the league) while on the power play. They have recorded 262 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.43%. Florida has tried 3,062 shots (1st in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.01%, while allowing the opposition 2,515 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 79.54% on their oppositions 259 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 90.4%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Sergei Bobrovsky defending the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.57 goals/game and he has conceded 1,458 goals in total. Bobrovsky's quality start rate comes out to 57.0% and he has accumulated 329 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has made the start in 577 games and his ice time sits at 34,075 mins. Bobrovsky is sitting with a career mark of 336-187-48 and has participated in 592 contests. He has recorded 15,911 stops out of the 17,369 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (+125)
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