Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Los Angeles Kings - 1/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Los Angeles Kings

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Amalie Arena)

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The Los Angeles Kings head to Tampa, FL on Tuesday for a game against the Lightning.  In their last game, Los Angeles was defeated by the Carolina Hurricanes by the score of 3-0.  The Kings were able to put a total of 41 shots on net against the Hurricanes but were never able to get one past goalie James Reimer.  Jack Campbell took the loss in net for the Kings as he allowed 1 goal on 29 of the Hurricane’s shots on the night. 

After the loss against Carolina, Los Angeles is now 18-25-4 on the season and are currently in 8th place in the Pacific Division.  Anze Kopitar has been the leader offensively for the Kings all season as he leads the team in points with 40.  Kopitar also leads Los Angeles in goals with 16, with 4 coming on the power play and in assists with 24.  Goalie Jonathan Quick has a record of 11-17-2 with a goals against average of 3.02.  The Kings other goalie is Jack Campbell who has a record of 7-8-2 with a goals against average of 2.76.  Los Angeles comes into Tuesday’s game with 1 player listed on their injury report as Blake Lizotte is listed as day to day.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning welcome the Los Angeles Kings to town on Tuesday night after losing their last game to the New Jersey Devils by the score of 3-1. Tampa Bay received their lone goal from Tyler Johnson at 0:37 of the second period with an assist from Victor Hedman.  Curtis McElhinney took the loss in net for the Lightning as he allowed 2 goals on 19 New Jersey shots on the night.   

After the loss against New Jersey, the Lightning are now 27-14-4, good enough for 2nd in the Atlantic Division.  Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay in points with 49 and in assists with 32.  Brayden Point is the leading goal scorer for the Lightning as he has scored 18 goals on the year with 7 coming while on the power play.  Lighting goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is currently 22-9-2 on the season with 2 shutouts and a goals against average of 2.58. Backup goalie Curtis McElhinney is 5-5-2 on the season with a 3.10 goals against average. Tampa Bay comes into the game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Ryan McDonagh is listed as out while Patrick Maroon and Ondrej Palat are listed as day to day.

The Los Angeles Kings have scored an average of 2.51 goals per game this season while allowing 3.09 goals per game.  The Tampa Bay Lightning have scored 3.58 goals per game while allowing 2.89 goals per game.  In their last 5 games, the Kings are 1-4 while the Lightning are 4-1.  The total has gone under in 8 of Los Angeles' last 11 games. The total has gone under in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games. The total has gone over in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games against Los Angeles. Tampa Bay is 5-1 in their last 6 games when playing at home against Los Angeles. Tampa Bay is 10-1 in their last 11 games.  I will be going with the Lightning to win this one.  Tampa Bay wins this one 4-1. 

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