Place: Amalie Arena (Tampa)
Date: on the 07th of December, 2018 (Friday)
Match start: 01:30 (GMT+1)
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay has won four last meetings and holds the leadership in the East. The matches of the team of Steven Stamkos weren’t simple as Andrei Vasilevskiy is still injured.
Nevertheless, Lightning has scored a lot and now the players are coming back home. At home Lightning is playing very strongly as they won 11 out of 15 matches, having scored more than four pucks on average for one meeting.
Louis Domingue has played 15 matches and missed 47 pucks. He stoned only 90% of shots.
Boston is undergoing a hard period as Bruins lost three out of four last matches, having thrown only six times.
Without Patrice Bergeron the team is not able to score a lot, at the same time the players demonstrate terrible away matches, throwing less than two goals for the match.
Lately Zdeno Chára’s team lost both to Florida (0:5), and to Detroit (2:4), Toronto (2:4).
Jaroslav Halák has 2.25 GAA. He missed only 34 pucks for 16 matches.
Statistics and head-to- heads
Boston didn’t win in regular time for four games in a row.
Tampa Bay won four last games.
Tampa won 11 out of 15 home matches.
Tampa scores four pucks for the one home match.
Lightning doesn’t lose to Boston for 4 games in a row.
Four times in five last matches between teams were played with total over 4.5.
Boston played four out of five last matches with total over 4.5.
Tampa spent four last games with total over 5.5.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins
Tampa Bay Lightning to win – odds 1.92;
Draw – 4.24;
Boston Bruins to win – odds 3.48.
Tampa Bay is in an excellent form and scores a lot of goals. Nevertheless, the defense of hosts isn’t ideal, the main goalkeeper is injured.
For Boston which is playing awfully away matches, the loss of Vasilevskiy will become the great opportunity to score at least couple of pucks.
We think that the hosts won’t lose and not less than five goals will be thrown for this match.