Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vancouver Canucks - 12/22/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (12-14-9) at Tampa Bay Lightning (17-14-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning / Vancouver Canucks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Amalie Arena and the Tampa Bay Lightning welcome the Vancouver Canucks to town.
The Vancouver Canucks look o get back in the win column after suffering a 5-4, shootout loss at the BB&T Center versus the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Both teams struggled defensively but not offensively with Florida receiving goals from Jaromir Jagr, Vincent Trocheck, Brandon Pirri, Aaron Ekblad and Shawn Thornton to make a winner of Roberto Luongo and his 30 stops that helped the Panthers to win number four in a row. The Canucks did not lack fore offense with Jannnick Hansen, Sven Baertschi, Derek Dorsett and Daniel Sedin lighting the lamp. Ryan Miller allowed four goals on 42 shots and was given the hook in favor of Jacob Markstrom who took the loss in the SO.
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If the Tampa Bay Lightning are banged up and not a 100% it hasn’t shown after a 5-2vwin at Amalie Arena versus the Ottawa Senators was win number three in a row. The offense was clicking with Steven Stamlos scoring two times while Mike Angelidis, Nikita Nesterov and Alex Killorn also lighting the lamp to make Ben Bishops 23 save effort a winner that upped the Bolts to 17-1-3. The Senators were limited to goals from Erik Karlsson and Zach Smith who have dropped four straight away contests. Andrew Hammond absorbed the loss with three goals given up on 33 shots as the Sens fell to 17-12-5.
The under is 4-0-1 in Canucks last 5 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game and is 6-1 in Canucks last 7 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game while the over is 5-1 in Canucks last 6 vs. Atlantic. The under is 8-1-1 in Lightning last 10 vs. Western Conference and the Lightning are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. Pacific while going 1-6 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Canucks are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings while the Canucks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay. I favor the Lightning until goalies are confirmed…