Lightning at Islanders Game 4 - 5/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning (52-33-5) at New York Islanders (50-30-11)
NHL Hockey: Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders -110 / Tampa Bay Lightning -110 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders meet Friday night for game 4 at the Barclays Center.
The Tampa Bay Lightning can take a commanding 3-1 series lead by stealing another road game. 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 seven goals, Tyler Johnson has seven assists and Alexander Killorn has 15 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 17 goals on 232 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up zero goals on eight shots. Bishop has given up nine goals in his last three games.
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The New York Islanders need a victory here in order to get back in the series and tie it up at 2-2. 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 22 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 24 goals on 341 shots faced. Greiss has given up 11 goals in his last three games.
We've seen the Islanders in trouble already these playoffs, and they have found a way to prevail. Whether it was Tavares taking over offensively or Greiss standing on his head and pitching a terrific game. The Islanders have shown great fight and is a team that's not going to go down easily, especially at home.
While the Lightning are the better team, I expect the Islanders to show up here and tie this series up.