Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Edmonton Oilers Predictions, Odds, Picks


Head-to-Head: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers

Tampa Bay Lightning Head-to-Head Edmonton Oilers Jon Cooper Head Coach Jay Woodcroft 37-14-6 (2nd in Atlantic Division) Standing 31-23-4 (4th in Pacific Division) Leaders Steven Stamkos (63) Points Connor McDavid (81) Steven Stamkos (27) Goals Leon Draisaitl (38) Victor Hedman (43) Assists Connor McDavid (51) Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (19) +/- Leon Draisaitl (14) Brayden Point (2. 79) Shots (Per Game) Connor McDavid (3. 88)

Why Might the Tampa Bay Lightning Win?

The Lightning are the favorites to win this game but are facing an Oilers team that has a lot of potential. The Oilers are on the road so the Lightning must limit their shots to avoid penalties.

The Oilers get a lot of shots off; they average 33.3 shots per game, 3.3 more shots than the Lightning. The Oilers have a 3. 21 goals per game is because they shoot that much. To win the game, Lightning’s defense must limit Oilers’ chances.

The Oilers are devastating on the power-play. They convert 25% of their power-plays, the sixth-most in the NHL. They must be clever and avoid penalty.

Why might the Edmonton Oilers win?

The Oilers will have a difficult matchup, but they have shown that they can beat good teams this season. To win, they need Victor Hedman to be slowed down and second chance shots taken.

Victor Hedman is not much of a scorer, but he knows how to set up his teammates; his 43 assists lead the Lightning. Oilers must give Hedman a lot of energy and prevent him from setting up his team.

The Oilers will likely face one of the NHL’s best in Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has had a fantastic season as a goalie and was crucial to the Lightning’s success. Oilers need to be ready for second chances and must keep the puck in their net. To win, they must get rebound shots.

Lightning Key Player: (C) Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

This is an unexpected choice. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, the third centre on this team. He is behind Steven Stamkos and Brayden Point.

I chose him to be the key player as he makes a huge impact on his short time. The Frenchman has seven goals and nine assists and plays a little over 14 minutes a game. His +/-. stats are his best. He has the highest +/- on the Lightning at 19. Bellemare makes the team better.

Oilers: (C. Connor McDavid

) I can’t say anything negative about Connor McDavid so I won’t. The 2015 1st overall pick is having another tremendous year and has 30 goals and 51 assists.

McDavid is a unique player. He is a center, but he plays over 22 minutes a game. His TOI is similar to that of a defenseman. He does not waste those 22 minutes and is constantly creating opportunities for his teammates.

McDavid is the Oilers key player because he is electric with the puck. McDavid can pass, score and terrorize the defenses.

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How to Watch Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers

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