The newly established team Seattle Kraken will have a tough task when the defending champions Tampa Bay Lightning are visiting the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA on March 16, 2022.
- Seattle Kraken vs Tampa Bay Lightning
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 16/3/2022
- Starting time – 9 PM ET
- Venue: Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA
Seattle Kraken Stats & Form
The Seattle Kraken are not having an impressive rookie season in the league. They are currently on the bottom of the Western Conference with an 18-37-6 record.
The Kraken has lost 11 of the last 13 games but are coming off a 4-3 shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens.
The Kraken are 10-17-3 at home. Seattle averages 8.7 penalty minutes per game, the ninth-most in the Western Conference. Jeremy Lauzon leads the team serving 67 total minutes.
Yanni Gourde leads the Kraken with 22 assists and has 35 points this season. Colin Blackwell has three goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Seattle.
The Kraken are 2-6-2 in the last 10 games, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with an .888 save percentage.
Seattle Kraken News
Alexander Wennberg and Brandon Tanev will not suit up for Seattle tonight.
Tampa Bay Lightning Stats & Form
The Tampa Bay Lightning are second in the Atlantic Division and third in the Eastern Conference with a 38-15-6 record.
The Lightning snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks in their last game. Victor Hedman and Ross Colton scored in the opening five minutes of the game which proved to be enough for a win in Vancouver.
The Lightning are 19-10-2 in road games. Tampa Bay averages 10.6 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the NHL. Patrick Maroon leads the team serving 79 total minutes.
Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning with 63 points, scoring 27 goals and adding 36 assists. Victor Hedman has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
The Lightning are 6-4-0 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.2 assists, 5.2 penalties and 12.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.
Tampa Bay Lightning News
The Lightning will have their full roster available when they visit Seattle.
Seattle Kraken vs Tampa Bay Lightning Head-to-Head Stats
Tampa Bay won the only game between these two teams, 3-0 in November last year.
Seattle Kraken vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning are favorites coming into this match with -177 odds to win. The Kraken are set at 366. The draw is set at 400.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 goals with -137 to go over and 110 for under.
The Seattle Kraken are at the bottom of the Western Conference which was expected since this is their first season and their roster is made mostly by the expansion draft. They failed to score in their first game against the defending champions and they will not have much more success on Wednesday evening.
The Lightning are third in the East, five points shy from the leading Carolina Panthers and this is an ideal chance to get closer. The Lightning will take care of business easily in Seattle.