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Lightning at Islanders Game 3 - 5/3/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning (51-33-5) at New York Islanders (50-30-10)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: New York Islanders / Tampa Bay Lightning --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: NBCSN

The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders play a big game three Tuesday night at the Barclays Center.

The Tampa Bay Lightning hope to get back home ice advantage by stealing this road game here. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power plays. Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with six goals, Tyler Johnson has six assists and Alexander Killorn has 12 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their power play chances. Ben Bishop has allowed 13 goals on 193 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up zero goals on eight shots. Bishop has given up five goals in his last three games.

Lightning at Islanders Game 3 - 5/3/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Islanders can take control of this series by winning here and going up 2-1. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power plays. John Tavares leads New York with six goals, Kyle Okposo has six assists and Frans Nielsen has 18 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their power play chances. Thomas Greiss has allowed 19 goals on 300 shots faced. Greiss has given up seven goals in his last three games.

The Islanders are happy with the split and now return home to where they've played well recently and have a nasty home crowd that is eager for even more playoff success for the first time in forver. Six of the Lightning's last nine losses have come on the road. You just have to like the way the Islanders are fighting and getting guys to step up on the offensive end.

I like the Islanders to take the 2-1 series lead. 

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