Lightning vs. Aves Game 2 Prediction
The Lightning erased a two-goal deficit in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night but it wasn’t enough. Will they avoid falling into another 2-0 series hole when they take on the Avalanche at 8:00 p.m. ET for Game 2 on Saturday?
023 Tampa Bay Lightning (+120) at 024 Colorado Avalanche (-145); o/u 6
8:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, June 18, 2022
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Anthony Cirelli will be looking to slow down Nathan MacKinnon during the Stanley Cup Final. "He has the speed and he's a big guy so he protects the puck really well and he can beat you in all of the ways so I think being aware of when he is on the ice and, as a group, trying to slow him down," said Cirelli on Friday when he was asked about the matchup. The Lightning forward has received plenty of praise this postseason for his ability to play against the best players on the opposition.
Colorado Avalanche DFS Spin
Nazem Kadri (hand) is "getting better," according to coach Jared Bednar, but there was no update on his status beyond that. Kadri skated before Friday's practice. He has been using a stick during his on-ice sessions of late for a some puck handling, but he hasn't been shooting yet. Kadri has been making some progress, though, which bodes well for a possible return at some point during the Stanley Cup Final.
Lightning vs. Avalanche Game 2 Betting Prediction
The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams, is 4-0 it the Lightning’s last four games against Western Conference opponents and is 18-6-3 in their last 27 games versus Central Division foes as well. On the other side, the over is 5-2 in the Avalanche’s last seven games following a win, is 9-4-1 in their last 14 games versus Eastern Conference foes and is 16-6 in their last 22 games when playing on two days of rest.
2021-22 NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL PREDICTION: LIGHTNING/AVALANCHE OVER 6