Free Game 1 Prediction: Lightning vs Islanders Odds
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Series Tied 0-0
Date: Tuesday, May 3
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY/strong>
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds:NY -115
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds:NY -1.5 +255
NHL Betting Total: 5
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The NY Islanders did exactly what needed to be done to start this series.
The Isles come back home even at 1 game a piece after stealing Game 1 from the Lightning.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning rebounded in a big way in Game 2 to avoid a 2-0 hole.
Tampa Bay outshot the Islanders 26-8 over the last 2 periods on Saturday, en route to a 4-1 win. The Lightning were much more locked down in the back, as their defense was dominant throughout. G Ben Bishop was especially sharper, not allowing anything easy to get past him.
Tyler Johnson was a crucial part to their win. Johnson had a pair of goals and leads the team with 10 points this postseason.
Game 3’s have been a bit successful for the Lightning. Tampa Bay went 3-1 last season in Game 3’s, giving them an edge here on the experienced side of things.
The Islanders dominated Game 1, but have to feel a little disappointed for their Game 2 showing.
The Isles offense disappeared completely and it will certainly be something that needs to be turned around in Game 3. NY succeeded in Game 1 thanks to their 2nd and 3rd chances on net.
On the defensive side, look for Nick Leddy and Travis Hamonic to be the biggest keys here. The duo has combined for nearly 56 minutes of ice time and have a plus 1 rating.
NY has been solid at home this season, going 27-12-4-1 on the year, which includes a Game 6 win over the Panthers to clinch the first round.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Lightning are 9-3 in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Lightning are 16-6 in their last 22 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Lightning are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Islanders are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Islanders are 20-8 in their last 28 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Islanders are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest.
Free Tampa Bay Lightning vs. NY Islanders NHL Hockey Prediction
This is such an important game for both teams.
The momentum is in favor of the Islanders, however, the Lightning are on the ones who come in off a win here.
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Despite the Game 2 loss, the Islanders get the job done in Brooklyn and take a 2-1 lead.
NHL Free Score Prediction: NY 3- Tampa Bay 2
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