Islanders vs. Lightning - 4/4/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning (45-28-5) at New York Islanders (42-26-9)
NHL Hockey: Monday, April 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders / Tampa Bay Lightning --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, MSG+, TVA
The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders meet Monday night at the Barclays Center.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power plays. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 36 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 34 assists and Vladislav Namestnikov has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their power play chances. Ben Bishop has allowed 116 goals on 1,627 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 51 goals on 577 shots. Bishop has allowed three goals in his last three games.
USA TODAY Sports
The New York Islanders look for a win after splitting their last 16 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power plays. John Tavares leads New York with 29 goals, Brock Nelson has 13 assists and Kyle Okposo has 188 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their power play chances. Thomas Greiss has allowed 85 goals on 1,117 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has given up 80 goals on 984 shots. Greiss has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Lightning are 8-3 in their last 11 road games and 9-2 in their last 11 vs. Metropolitan. The Islanders are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 16-5 in their last 21 Monday games. The Lightning are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in New York.
The Islanders can make progress in the playoff standings with a victory, and they've pretty much owned the Lightning when playing in New York. I like the home team in this spot.