Devils vs. Lightning Prediction
Cory Schneider will start in goal for the first time since suffering a knee injury on March 4 when the Devils visit the Lightning tonight at 7:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Lightning is a -210 money line favorite over the Devils, who have odds of +180 to pull off the upset tonight. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 5 goals.
The Devils are 4-5-0 in their last nine road games and John Hynes is considering several lineup changes. Hynes said defenseman David Schlemko and center Jacob Josefson are both healthy and could play, but noted both players would be a game time decision.
New Jersey is also 1-4 in its last five games playing on one day of rest, is 1-7 in its lat eight games when its opponent scores two goals or less in its previous game, and 2-6 in its last eight games versus Atlantic opponents.
The Lightning, meanwhile, is perfect in its last five games following a home loss of three or more goals and is 15-6 in its last 21 home games. The team is also 10-3 in its last 13 games following a loss of three or more goals period and is 17-7 in its last 24 games after scoring two goals or less in its previous contest.
Look for Tampa Bay to bounce back from its 3-0 loss to Montreal on Thursday with a win tonight.
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