Carolina Hurricanes (29-10-4) at Tampa Bay Lightning (29-13-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -143 / Carolina Hurricanes +120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet in NHL action from the Amalie Arena on Tuesday night.
The Carolina Hurricanes will look to rebound from their 3-2 loss to the Lightning last time out. Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes in scoring with 40 points including a team-high 18 goals with 22 assists while Vincent Trocheck has 37 points with 17 goals and 20 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 36 points with a team-high 30 assists. Martin Necas, Andrei Svechnikov, Jordan Staal and Nino Niederreiter each have double-digit goal and assist totals this season. As a team, Carolina is averaging 3.2 goals on 32.6 shots with a 27.9% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.4 goals against on 28.1 shots against with a 84.1% success rate on the penalty kill.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will be out to build on their victory over the Hurricanes on Monday.victor Hedman leads the Lightning in scoring with 42 points including a team-high 34 assists while Brayden Point has 38 points with 19 goals and 19 assists and Ondrej Palat has 25 assists.as part of his 37-point total this season. Yanni Gourde and Alex Killorn each have double-digit goal and assist tallies this season. As a team, Tampa Bay is averaging 3.4 goals on 30.2 shots with a 25.2% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.6 goals on 28.6 shots against with an 82.8% success rate on the penalty kill this season.
Carolina is 8-1 in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record and 7-3 in their last 10 road games while the under is 26-12-1 in their last 39 Tuesday games. Tampa Bay is 37-14 in their last 51 home games and 11-5 in their last 16 games on no rest while the under is 9-4-1 in their last 14 home games. Carolina is 1-12 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams in Tampa Bay.
I get why the Hurricanes and plus money with be worth looking at here, but the bottom line is that the Hurricanes’ struggles in Carolina have continued up through Monday and even on a back-to-back I don’t know if they’ll get resolved. Sure, Carolina’s going to have a goaltending edge with Reimer over McElhhiney but is hasn’t mattered in the past and I’m not going to expect it to matter now. Give me the Lightning.