The Tampa Bay Lightning arrive for their road trips destination at Ottawa. They are 1-1-1 up with a loss from the Panthers, Hurricanes in overtime, to the stage, and a blowout win over the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Thursday night. They devised the Panthers in their season and home opener, so the Lightning input Ottawa with a list of. Tampa appeared like the complete package on Thursday against the Maple Leafs. Their offence was goals in the 1st period on fire to have a lead.
While the Leafs struck a wall the goals kept coming for the Lightning in the 2nd and 3rd periods. Tampa additional 3 more goals to finish the 7-3 blowout. Frederik Andersen could not take care of the Lightning playmakers. Brayden Point along with Nikita Kucherov both notched two goals, while Steven Stamkos found the back of the web also. Its going to have far more than that for the quad to induce lovers to forget about what happened this past year. After winning 62 matches in the regular season, the Dragon were shutout with no wins in the play.
This is a brand new season and fans are pretty fell fed up with their creation in the regular season. They are counting down the days until April once the game begin. If the Lightning somehow fail to get to the playoffs, thatd be nearly as shocking as getting swept in the first-round a year past.
A loss from the Senators would be rather surprising, but we will see if the Lightning are focused on the street vs an opponent. The Senators had the Blues right where they needed them Thursday, but let the game to slip away. The Blues came from behind to steal a win against the Sens from Ottawa. Good teams know how to work well under hardship and the Blues showcased it in that competition. The program doesnt get any easier for your Senators, as they welcome the Lightning to Ottawa on Saturday. Head below for our free Lightning vs. Senators pick.
When the Lightning have their playmakers and are flying around all working collectively, Tampas assault is unbeatable. The Lightning was caught by the Jackets in the moment . Would be to go cold that hard work in the regular season goes for nothing.
In any case, the Lightning have shown if games are important they can score. They finished 1st in the NHL using 3.89 targets per match in 2018-19. There wasnt another team close, since the next best was that the Sharks and Flames who both scored 3.52 goals per match.
There is no surprises so far for the Lightning offence. The year Theyve been searched the reddish lamp to start. There are far too playmakers about the quad to keep up with them. And the inexperienced and youthful Senators defence are going to have a heck of a time trying to keep up with the Bolts.
Ottawa are off to a slow start while the Tampa forwards are off to a predictable, fast start to this year. Having let 3.67 goals per match for dead last in the NHL last season, the Senators are off to a similar start in the 2019-20 season.
Note that the Sens have enabled an average of 5 goals per game for 30th in the NHL. The Lightning have scored at least 4 goals about the Sens. That said, Ottawa have been solid against the Bolts.
Ottawa have scored an average of 4 targets per match. Vasilevskiy was great from this Senators team. He owns a 3.29 GAA and also 0.896 save percent against the Sens in 11 games. Vasilevskiy was a starter this year, also. He enters Saturday with a 3.05 GAA and 0.903 save percentage in three outings. We must see at least 7 goals in this contest, so that the OVER seems like an option here.