Islanders vs. Lightning Game 5 Prediction
With the series tied at two games apiece, will the Lightning retake their series lead over the Islanders when the two teams play Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals at 8:00 p.m. ET on Monday?
071 New York Islanders (+165) at 072 Tampa Bay Lightning (-185); o/u 5
8:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, June 20, 2021
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
New York Islanders DFS Spin
Adam Pelech produced two helpers in a 3-2 win against Tampa Bay on Saturday in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals. Pelech collected two assists in the second period on goals by Mathew Barzal and Matt Martin. He also posted one shot, one hit and four blocks in 24:52 of ice time. Pelech didn't have a point in four games going into the contest. He has chipped in one goal and three helpers in 16 contests this postseason.
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS SPIN
Nikita Kucherov picked up an assist Saturday to increase his points streak to seven games. Kucherov, who did not play at all in the regular season as he was recovering from off-season hip surgery, has five goals and 24 points in 15 games to lead the playoffs in scoring. Kucherov is a star and should be selected high in the first round in re-draft leagues next season.
Lightning vs. Islanders Game 4 NHL Prediction
The Islanders are 4-9 in their last 13 games in Tampa and are 8-18 in their last 26 games versus the Lightning overall. The Lightning are also 46-19 in their last 65 home games, are 12-5 in their last 17 playoff games as a favorite and are 45-19 in their last 64 games as a home favorite. They’re also 112-50 in their last 162 games when their opponent allows two goals or less in their previous game.
NHL PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -185