Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers - 1/17/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (26-13-5) at Tampa Bay Lightning (23-17-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -145 / Florida Panthers +135 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Florida Panthers travel to Amalie Arena ton face instate rival the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Florida Panthers look for a return to their winning ways when they travel to Tampa Bay on Sunday. The Panthers were the hottest team in the game with a team record 12 straight victories but have now suffered back to back defeats after a 6-0 loss to the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday. Sam Bennett enjoyed a monster performance with four goals with Mason Raymond and Johnny Gaudreau also lighting the lamp. Jonas Hiller recorded his first shutout of the year with 15 stops and his 23rd career whitewash. Roberto Luongo gave up four goals on 15 shots before Al Montoya came on to allow a pair of goals on 21 shots.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning are on a bit of a hot streak with four consecutive victories after outscoring the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 in overtime at Amalie Arena Friday night. Vladislav Namestinkov was the offensive star of the game for TB with his first career hat trick with Valttteri Filppula and Anton Stralman also scoring. Andrei Vasilevskiy picked up the win with four goals given up on 40 shots. The Penguins received a goal and a pair of assists from Patric Hornqvist with Chris Kunitz, Kris Letang and Trevor Daley each finding the back of the net. Marc-Andre Fleury couldn’t make the support stand up with all five goals allowed on 25 shots.
The Panthers are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record and are 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games while going 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic. The over is 7-0 in Lightning last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and the Lightning are 4-0 in their last 4 overall while the under is 6-0 in Lightning last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The over is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings in Tampa Bay and the Panthers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay while going are 5-14 in the last 19 meetings. I lean Tampa Bay but I need goalies confirmed…