Both teams are tied with 93 points standing in fifth and sixth place in the eastern conference which guarantees a tough battle when the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins face off in Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL on April 8, 2022.
- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 8/4/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
Tampa Bay Lightning Stats & Form
The Tampa Bay Lightning are fourth in the Atlantic Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference with a 43-20-7 record.
After winning 4 consecutive games, the Lightning have lost the last 3, most recently 4-3 against the Washington Capitals.
The Lightning are 12-7-2 against the rest of their division. Tampa Bay ranks fifth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.6 assists per game, led by Nikita Kucherov with 0.9.
Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning with 79 points, scoring 32 goals and adding 47 assists. Kucherov has three goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay is 4-5-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 2.9 goals, five assists, 4.9 penalties and 11.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .903 save percentage.
Tampa Bay Lightning News
Ryan McDonagh will not suit up for the Lighting tonight.
Boston Bruins Stats & Form
The Boston Bruins are third in the Atlantic Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 44-21-5 record.
They have won 7 of the last 9 games but are coming off a 5-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
The Bruins are 25-13-2 against conference opponents. Boston ranks 28th in the Eastern Conference with 36.0 shots per game and is averaging 3.2 goals.
Brad Marchand leads the Bruins with 71 points, scoring 31 goals and adding 40 assists. Jake DeBrusk has six goals over the last 10 games for Boston.
Boston is 7-3-0, averaging 4.1 goals, 7.3 assists, 5.6 penalties and 15.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a .901 save percentage.
Boston Bruins News
Hampus Lindholm, Trent Frederic and David Pastrnak will not play for Boston tonight.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins Head-to-Head Stats
Tampa Bay has won 7 of the last 10 games against Boston but the Bruins have won the last two.
Six of the last ten games between these two have finished under 5.5 goals.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins Betting Odds
The odds are in favor of the Lighting with 101 for their win while the Bruins are at 203. The draw is set at 342.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with -134 to go over and 108 for under.
Both teams are fighting for one of the top 4 seeds in the Eastern Conference in order to secure a home court advantage in the opening round of the playoffs. The Lightning were on the top of the conference at one point but have fallen to sixth place while the Bruins went all the way up from ninth seed to fifth at the moment.
The defending champions have lost three straight games and are now in a state of emergency. Their playoff spot is secured but they will definitely try to avoid the top two teams in the first round of the playoffs. In order to do that they need to step up and beat the Bruins which they will do. The Lightning has been dominating the Bruins until this season and is time to get back on the winning track.