Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning
|Date & Time||Saturday March 16, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
Tampa Bay -195 / Washington +155 / over-under: 6
The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Washington Capitals in Saturday NHL action.
The surging Washington Capitals have won eight of nine after upending Philadelphia 5-2 on the road Thursday. James van Riemsdyk and Scott Laughton scored second period goals for the Flyers and Carter Hart gave up four goals on 31 shots.
Brett Connolly led the Capitals with a pair of tallies with Lars Eller, Tom Wilson and Evgeny Kuznetsov finding the back of the net. Michael Kempny and Carl Hagelin assisted twice for Washington and Braden Holtby recorded 22 stops.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have won three in a row after outscoring Detroit 5-4 on the road Thursday. Madison Bowey, Darren Helm, Justin Abdelkader and Michael Rasmussen lit the lamp for Detroit and Jimmy Howard allowed five goals on 34 shots.
Tampa Bay saw Nikita Kucherov score twice with Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson and Brayden Point lighting the lamp. Point and Kucherov added a pair of helpers for the Lightning and Andrei Vasilevskiy got the win despite giving up four goals on 27 shots.
Capitals are 8-1 in their last 9 overall and Capitals are 6-1 in their last 7 games following a win and Capitals are 85-33 in their last 118 vs. Atlantic.
Lightning are 44-10 in their last 54 vs. Eastern Conference and Lightning are 42-11 in their last 53 overall and Lightning are 45-12 in their last 57 games playing on 1 days rest.
Capitals are 17-8 in the last 25 meetings and over is 12-5-1 in the last 18 meetings in Tampa Bay and under is 3-0-2 in the last 5 meetings.
I wouldn’t pay the juice with Washington playing well but something on the over instead…