In a matchup between two teams from the Atlantic Division, the Tampa Bay Lightning are hosting the Ottawa Senators in Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL on December 16, 2021.
- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 16/12/2021
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
Tampa Bay Lightning Stats & Form
The reigning champions Tampa Bay Lightning are having another solid season as they stand second in the Atlantic Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference with an 18-6-4 record. They have won six of their last seven games including last night’s 3-2 overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Mathieu Joseph scored with 1:35 left in overtime. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves to win his 62nd game in 2021 regular-season and playoff games, tying Marc-Andre Fleury’s 2009 NHL record for a calendar year set with Pittsburgh.
Victor Hedman and Taylor Raddysh also scored for the Lightning. Steven Stamkos had an assist and moved within a point of becoming the 118th player to reach 900 points.
The Lightning are 13-5-2 in Eastern Conference games. Tampa Bay averages 10.2 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the league. Patrick Maroon leads the team serving 42 total minutes.
Victor Hedman leads the Lightning with 22 assists and has 28 points this season. Steven Stamkos has 11 points over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Lightning News
Brent Seabrook, Erik Cernak, Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point are all out for Tampa Bay for the game against the Senators.
Ottawa Senators Stats & Form
The Ottawa Senators are having one of the worst seasons in the past decades. Besides the losing record, they had major issues with many players being sidelined due to the Covid-19 which caused numerous of Senators games to be postponed.
Ottawa is currently seventh in the Atlantic Division and 15th in the Eastern Conference with a 9-16-1 record. The good news for coach DJ Smith is that his team has won five of the last six games, most recently 8-2 on the road against the Florida Panthers.
Josh Norris scored two goals and Anton Forsberg made 33 saves for Ottawa. Nick Paul and Brady Tkachuk each scored a late power-play goal, and Drake Batherson had a goal and two assists. Tim Stutzle, Dylan Gambrell and Austin Watson also scored for the Senators. Connor Brown had three assists.
The Senators are 3-3-0 in division play. Ottawa is ninth in the Eastern Conference averaging 2.8 goals per game, led by Josh Norris with 14.
Norris leads the Senators with 14 goals and has 22 points. Tkachuk has nine goals over the last 10 games for Ottawa.
Ottawa Senators News
The Senators will be without Erik Brannstrom, Josh Brown, Shane Pinto and Colin White tonight against the Lightning.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators Head-to-Head Stats
These two teams met a week ago when the Senators won 4-0 in their best game this season. Previously in November, the Lighting won on home ice 5-3.
Tampa Bay has won six of the last ten against Ottawa. Nine of the last ten between these two have gone over 5.5 goals.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators Betting Odds
As expected, the odds are in favor of the Lighting with -174 for their win while the Senators are at 366. The draw is set at 392.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with -128 to go over and 104 for under.
The Senators have picked up their game on another level and are coming off a big 8-2 win in Florida. The Lighting also felt the strength of Ottawa losing 4-0 a week ago. Tampa Bay will definitely seek revenge but knowing that they are playing their second game in a back-to-back, the safest bet is playing on over 5.5 goals.
- Tip Quote (Home team win): -174 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Draw): 392 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Away team win): 366 by 22bet
- Expert betting tip: Over 5.5 goals (-128 by 22bet)