Tampa Bay Lightning

Pittsburgh vs Tampa Bay NHL Odds Analysis

The penultimate round of the NHL Playoffs is peaking and the Tampa Bay Lighting, who own a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals, are one win away from booking a spot in the 2016 Stanley Cup Final. Can the Lightning get the job done when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins for Game 6 […]

NHL Playoff Preview: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, Game 4

It happened to the New York Rangers, and then it happened to the Washington Capitals. Now it looks like it might be happening to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Pittsburgh Penguins have absorbed a loss in the series and now look like they are imposing their speed and their will on the Lightning, as they […]

NHL Playoff Preview on Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay Game 3

On Wednesday night, the NHL Eastern Conference final shifts to Florida as the Penguins head south with all things tied at 1 game apiece. The Lightning seized home advantage by taking Game 1 of the series, but then the Penguins evened things up with a dramatic 3-2 overtime win, punctuated by Sidney Crosby’s goal just […]

NHL Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Game 2

On Monday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Tampa Bay Lightning for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference final. The Lightning won Game 1, 3-1, despite losing starting goaltender Ben Bishop to an apparent knee injury in the first period. Andrei Vasilevskiy came on and made 25 huge saves to pace the Lightning to a […]

NHL Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Game 1

On Friday night, the NHL Eastern Conference finals begin as Tampa Bay, the runner-up in the Atlantic Division, meets Pittsburgh, the runner-up in the Metropolitan Division. Tampa Bay eliminated Detroit and the wild-card New York Islanders to make the finals, while Pittsburgh eliminated the New York Rangers and then the Washington Capitals. Find the latest […]

Tampa Bay Lightning: Eastern Conference Finals Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning have advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second consecutive year, once again thanks to the strong play of Victor Hedman and goaltender Ben Bishop. Hedman tallied two goals and Bishop made 28 saves as the Lightning spanked the Islanders, 4-0, to win Game 5. The Lightning won four straight […]

NHL Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay vs New York, Game 4

On Friday night, the New York Islanders return to the ice to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. The Islanders have to shake off the emotional effects of seeing a 4-3 lead disappear with just 38 seconds remaining in regulation and then seeing the Lightning score […]

NHL Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay at New York, Game 3

On Tuesday night, the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Islanders shifts north with the games even at 1 apiece. The Lightning brought the series level on Saturday with a 4-1 win, paced by a pair of goals from Tyler Johnson. Find out the latest NHL lines here. NHL […]

NHL Playoff Preview: New York at Tampa Bay, Game 1

On Wednesday night, the New York Islanders will be in Tampa Bay to open their Eastern Conference semifinal best-of-7 series. The Lightning have had a long time to wait for this game, as they won their quarterfinal series over Detroit in five games, while the Islanders just knocked off the Florida Panthers in a terrific […]

Tampa Bay vs New York NHL Free Pick

The first semifinal round in the Stanley Cup playoffs will feature the New York Islanders and the Florida Panthers. The Lightning hold the second seed from the Atlantic Division and eliminated the third seed Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1, in the quarterfinal round. The Islanders hold one of the wild cards from the […]