Lightning vs. Islanders Game 4 Prediction
The Lightning will look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead on Saturday night when they visit the Islanders at 8:00 p.m. ET for Game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals. Will Tampa Bay cash as a -130 moneyline favorite?
051 Tampa Bay Lightning (-130) at 052 New York Islanders (+110); o/u 5
8:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, June 19, 2021
Venue: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS SPIN
Experience has helped the Tampa Bay Lightning stay strong in high-pressure playoff games. The Lightning carried a 2-1 led into the third period of a pivotal Game 3 against the New York Islanders Thursday night. They managed to stay collected in the final frame, limiting the Islanders to eight shots, which led to the Lightning earning a 2-1 edge in the semifinals series. “It’s everyone buying into the system,” Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said. “We know what our job is. We talked about it in between the second and third. We’ve got a one-goal lead going into the third period of a playoff game, we know what we have to do. And we’ve done it time and time again. This group is comfortable in these situations. This time of the year, it’s guys doing whatever it takes to win, and that’s the most important thing. And when you have a complete buy in, you know you get results like we’re getting right now.” After winning the Stanley Cup in 2020, the Lightning are just six wins away from defending their championship. Those final victories will be very hard to come by though with their first opportunity to push forward coming against the hungry Islanders in Game 4 on Saturday.
New York Islanders DFS Spin
Semyon Varlamov stopped 23-of-25 shots in the Islanders' 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay. Varlamov was strong once again in the Islanders net as he was not to blame for either goal. Varlamov is 5-5 with a 2.58 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Look for the Islanders to go back to Varlamov in Game 4 Saturday night.
Lightning vs. Islanders Game 4 NHL Prediction
The road team is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams, while the favorite is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The Lightning are also 18-7 in their last 25 games versus the Islanders and are 9-3 in their last 12 road games versus New York. They’re also 90-41 in their last 131 games overall, is 39-18 in their last 57 games as a road favorite and are 21-8 in their last 29 games as a favorite.
NHL PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -130