Stadium: Amalie Arena (Tampa)
The current Stanley Cup owner did not meet any resistance from Columbus, winning a crushing victory 7:2. Will Calgary stop Tampa Bay? Let's choose several options for the bet.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Tampa Bay Lightning Ended an Unsuccessful Series
Jon Cooper's team came up to the match with Columbus with a 3-defeated streak. The main reason for failure is a coronavirus. Andrei Vasilevsky and Brian Elliott were simultaneously included in the security protocol. As a result, completely unknown goalies joined the team in the away match with Florida. 3:9 – this is how the game against the Panthers ended for the Lightning. Then there were two losses to the New York Rangers. First, at home in a shootout with Elliot in goal. Then 0:4 at Madison Square Garden with Vasilevsky, who missed three times in the first half of the first period.
By the time of the game with the Blue Jackets, the Russian goalkeeper caught the game rhythm, made 20 saves, conceding only two goals. The players shot seven times. Ondřej Palát had a double and an assist. The goal was scored by all third liners - Maroon, Perry and Bellemare. It seems that the coaching staff of John Cooper is no longer facing the problem of updating game combinations.
Calgary Scaled Back
Darryl Sutter's team was leading the entire Western Conference for a long time. Recently, the Flames have slowed down a little, dropping to 7th place in the standings. The Flames, having played a few matches, still might top the West in terms of lost points. In general, regardless of the tournament placing, Calgary has already proved itself at the start of the season. Most likely, the current recession was preplanned. There is no doubt that the Flames will eventually reach the playoffs.
The match with Tampa Bay will be Calgary's 4th away game. First, the Flames beat Seattle and Chicago, but they couldn't cope with Florida. 2:6 - Calgary let the opponent capitalize on the power play opportunity twice.
Expert Betting Tips
Calgary returned in a fine form after a covid break – 2 wins in 3 away matches. Tampa Bay was a little shaken up because of the goalkeepers' sickness, but as the match with Columbus showed, the team is behind the confusion. The Flames will not give up without a fight, but in the end, they will fail. Prediction: Tampa Bay is likely to win in a not very productive match. The only chance for the Flames is to try not to concede, so the meeting will most likely turn out to be a total under.