The back-to-back champions Tampa Bay Lightning are currently standing in 3rd place in the Atlantic Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference with a 9-3-3 record. Steven Stamkos has been great this season leading the team with nine goals as the Lightning average 3.1 goals per game.
Tampa Bay is coming into the game after three consecutive wins over Eastern Conference rivals – the Florida Panthers, New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers.
The last win was a tough one as Steven Stamkos and Brayden Point each scored in the shootout and regulation to lift the team to a 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday night. Mathieu Joseph also scored in regulation the Lightning, who have won seven of nine. Tampa Bay came back from a 2-0 hole.
Tampa Bay Lightning News
The Lightning are opening a four-game homestand against the Devils. They are 8-3-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. Erik Cernak, Nikita Kucherov and Brent Seabrook will miss tonight’s game due to injuries.
New Jersey Devils Stats & Form
The New Jersey Devils are sixth in the Metropolitan Division and tenth in the Eastern Conference with a 7-5-3 record.
They are currently on a three-game losing streak after winning the previous three games.
The Devils are traveling to Tampa Bay after a 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers in a game that the opponent’s goalie Spencer Knight made a career-high 45 saves.
It was Damon Severson’s 500th career game for the Devil but there wasn’t any other reason to celebrate.
Mackenzie Blackwood allowed four goals in a span of 8:20. He faced 27 shots before being replaced by Jonathan Bernier with 11:45 left in the second period.
The Devils are averaging 2.8 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .918 save percentage. Pavel Zacha has 11 total points while scoring seven goals and totaling four assists for the Devils. Jesper Bratt has seven assists over the last 10 games for New Jersey.
New Jersey Devils News
The Devils will be shorthanded in their try to put an end to the three-game losing streak as Christian Jaros, Miles Wood, Tyce Thompson and Jack Hughes are out because of injuries.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils Head-to-Head Stats
The Tampa Bay Lightning have won 6 of the last 7 against the Devils and 8 out of the last 10 including the last five at home. Four of their last 5 matchups have seen at least 6 goals and the last ten games at least four goals.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils Betting Odds
The Lightning are favorites in this game with -145 odds for their win while the Devils are at 302. The draw is set at 366.
The goal margin is set at 5.5 with -123 for over and -100 for under.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are favorites to win this one as they have been dominating the Devils in the past couple of seasons. They are in a good form especially offensively and the visitors will have a tough time stopping them. A Lightning’s win of at least two goals margin for the Lightning is expected.
- Tip Quote (Home team win): -145 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Draw): 346 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Away team win): 302 by 22bet
Expert betting tip: Tampa Bay Lightning to win -1.5 (114 by 22bet)