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(13-10-1) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues (13-7-3)
Date: Thursday December, 1st
Time: 8:00 PM (EST)
Venue: Scottrade Center St, Louis, MO
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Blues -160
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5
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NHL hockey will be live in St. Louis on Thursday night when the Tampa Bay Lightning take the ice against the Blues at the Scottrade center.
The Lightning have had some issues and lost four of their previous 5, most recently a 1-5 loss against the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
St. Louis has now won two in a row after regulation with a shootout win against the Wind and a 4-3 victory in overtime against the Stars/
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning have now lost three games in a row after falling 1-5 in Columbus against the Blue Jackets.
The lone goal of the night for Tampa Bay came off the stick of Valtteri Filppula at the 17:10 mark in the third quarter once the damage had already been done.
The game made the second in a row that the Lightning have failed to find the back of the net more than once. Tampa is Currently sitting in third in the Atlantic Division, sitting seven points behind first place Montreal.
The Lightning will head into Thursday’s gave with an average of 2.9 goals per game, currently good enough for 7th in the NHL.
They have been on point with the power play so far this season, converting on 23.3 percent of their opportunities.
Tampa Bay is giving up an average of 2.7 goals per game, but have been solid on the penalty kill, only allowing a goal to be scored 16.4 percent of the time they are skating a man down.
St. Louis Blues
The win required overtime, but the St. Louis Blues were able to come out on top 4-3 against the Dallas Stars on Monday for their fourth win in the previous five games.
The Blues were able to jump out with the lead when Robby Fabbri found the back of the net at 13:36 in the first for his fifth goal of the season.
Alex Pietrangelo put St. Louis up 2-0 with a power play goal at 4:17 in the second period. David Perron scored his seventh goal of the season at 13:12 in the third and Vladimir Tarasenko was able to light the lantern for the game winner at 3:24 in overtime.
St. Louis has been able to find the net an average of 2.7 goals per game, currently putting them at 13th in the NHL.
They have been sharp with the stick on the power play, converting on 21.5 percent of their opportunities.
The Blues have been giving up an average of 2.7 goals per game, but are currently the third best in the NHL with a 87.6 penalty kill percentage.
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- Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in their previous 5
- St. Louis is 6-1 in their previous 7.
Free Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Hockey Prediction
The Lightning have been in a funk lately, but they are still a great team that could go far into the playoffs this season.
Despite the results of their last few games, they have plenty of weapons who can put the puck in the net.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Tampa Bay -120
St. Louis has been hot lately, but as good of a team as Tampa Bay is, I can’t see their skid going on much longer. They have gone two games in a row with a total of only two goals and are still averaging 2.9 per game.
A win against a quality team like St. Louis could be just what they need to get things turned around and that is exactly how I see things going down here.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 3, St. Louis 2
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