Lightning vs. Canes Game 2 Prediction
The Lightning edged out the Hurricanes in Game 1 of the division finals on Sunday but will Carolina take Game 2 when these two teams meet at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday night?
071 Tampa Bay Lightning (-105) at 072 Carolina Hurricanes (-115); o/u 5.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Venue: PNC Arena
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Andrei Vasilevskiy shielded 37 shots in a 2-1 win over Carolina in Game 1 of the second round on Sunday. Vasilevskiy was excellent in the contest, especially in the first period when he stopped all 15 shots he faced. He made 11 stops in each of the next two periods. The only goal he allowed came early in the third period from Jake Bean during a Carolina power play. Vasilevskiy has a 5-2 record this postseason with a 2.41 goals-against average and .936 save percentage.
Carolina Hurricanes DFS Spin
Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 28 of 30 shots in a 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 1 of the second round on Sunday. Nedeljkovic turned aside all 12 shots he faced in the first period before allowing a power-play goal to Brayden Point in the second on a deflection. However, the goal he surrendered to Barclay Goodrow late in the third frame, which was a sharp-angle shot, is probably one he would like to have back. The loss snaps Nedeljkovic's two-game win streak and he will look to rebound on Tuesday in Game 2 on NBCSN at 7:30 PM ET. He has a 4-3 record this postseason with a 2.19 goals-against average and .923 save percentage.
Lightning vs. Hurricanes Game 2 NHL Prediction
The Lightning are 35-17 in their last 52 games versus the Hurricanes, while the underdog is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams. The Bolts are also 4-0 in their last four playoff games as an underdog, are 60-22 in their last 82 games playing on one day of rest and are 85-39 in their last 124 games overall. Tampa is also 23-11 in its last 34 games as a road underdog.
NHL PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -105