Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils: Predictions and Odds

How to Watch – Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils

Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

When: Wednesday, October 30th at 7:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Tampa Bay TV/Radio: SUN, KFH 97.5. New Jersey TV/Radio: MSG+, WFAN 101.9FM.

Team Notes

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning are off to a solid start for the 2019-2020 season as they’ve won five of their first ten games with two overtime losses for 12 total points.

Tampa Bay sits in the middle of the Atlantic as Buffalo leads the division behind the strength of nine wins in their first 13 games.

Tampa stands at +375 to take the Eastern Conference and +800 to win the Stanley Cup.

Read also: Tampa Bay Lightning Remain Stanley Cup Favorites 2020.

New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils are struggling to stay afloat in the competitive Metropolitan Division as they sit in the last place with just two wins in their first nine games.

The Devils have a minus-14 goal differential and have yet to win a road game on the year.

New Jersey Devils sit at +3500 to win the East and +6000 to win the Stanley Cup.

Goalie Notes

Tampa Bay Lightning: Andrei Vasilevskiy (5-2-0, 2.99 goals allowed)

Vasilevskiy has been solid between the pipes for Tampa Bay, allowing three or fewer goals in four of his last five games.

  • On one day rest, Vasilevskiy has a 4.26 goals-against average and is 1-2 for the Lightning with an 85.4% save percentage.
  • The Tampa goalie is 3-1 on the road in 2019, allowing just 2.71 goals per game with a 91.3% save percentage.
  • Vasilevskiy has a save percentage of 90.7% through his first seven appearances in goal for Tampa Bay.

New Jersey Devils: Mackenzie Blackwood (2-2-2, 3.31 goals allowed)

Blackwood has won two of his last three starts for New Jersey, including a 1-0 shutout against Vancouver where the goalie saved all 25 shots on goal.

  • The Devils’ goalie is 2-1-2 at home with a 2.47 goals-against average and 89.3% save percentage.
  • When leading after two periods this season, Blackwood has been stellar, posting a 1.69 GAA, saving 61 of 65 shots in the third period.
  • Blackwood allowed seven goals in his lone road start this season, a 7-2 loss to Buffalo on the season’s second night.

Roster Notes

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay has scored 34 goals through their first ten games and allowed 32 for a plus-2 goal differential.

  • Center Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning with five goals and 11 points on the season.
  • Stamkos has scored four of his five goals on the road this year alongside his plus/minus of +3.
  • The Lightning score 24.1% on the power play, with opposing teams scoring at a 30.6% clip in the man-down situation.

New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils have the worst conversion power-play percentage in the East at 8.8% with just three goals in 34 opportunities in 2019.

  • Left-winger Taylor Hall has six points at home, behind five assists, to lead the team.
  • Center Jack Hughes leads the team with two power-play goals at home this season.
  • Defenseman Will Butcher and Connor Carrick are both injured with Butcher listed as day-to-day and Carrick on Injured Reserve.

Last Five Games

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Tampa Bay has won three of their last four road games by the combined score of 14-7.
  • In their first six road matches this season, Tampa Bay has been outscored by the count of 21-20.
  • The Lightning have only allowed less than three goals once in their six road games, a 3-1 win over Montreal on Oct. 15th.

New Jersey Devils

  • New Jersey Devils has posted a record of 2-2-2 over their first six home games.
  • Over their first six home games, New Jersey has been outscored by their opponents 22-20.
  • New Jersey Devils have posted a home shutout this year, a 1-0 win over the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 19th.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils – Game Odds

The odds for the Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils game are provided by 888Sport NJ, DraftKings Sportsbook, and Unibet NJ.

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