Lightning vs. Islanders Game 6 Pick
The Lightning will attempt to finish off the Islanders and advance to the Stanley Cup Final to defend their title when the two teams play Game 6 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday night. Will the Islanders stave off elimination?
011 Tampa Bay Lightning (-150) at 012 New York Islanders (+130); o/u 5
8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Venue: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS SPIN
Andrei Vasilevskiy turned aside all 21 shots in the Lightning's 8-0 win over the New York Islanders. There was not a lot for Vasilevskiy to do as the Lightning dominated from start to finish. The win gives Vasilevskiy an 11-5 record with a 2.05 GAA and a .936 save percentage. Vasilevskiy is 12-0 in the last two playoff seasons when the Lightning are coming off a loss as well as going 5-0 this season.
New York Islanders DFS Spin
Semyon Varlamov gave up three goals on 16 shots in 15:27 before he was pulled in favor of Ilya Sorokin. Varlamov could not be blamed for any of the goals in the first period as bad bounces plagued him early and often. Ilya Sorokin finished up and gave up five goals on 25 shots. Varlamov took the loss, his sixth of the playoffs as he saw his record go to 6-6. Look for the Islanders to go back to Varlamov Wednesday for Game 6.
Lightning vs. Islanders Game 4 NHL Prediction
The road team is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams while the favorite is 23-11 in the last 34 meetings. The Lightning have also won nine of the last 13 meetings in Uniondale and are 19-8 in their last 27 games versus the Islanders overall. The Bolts are also 4-1 in their last five road games and are 8-3 in their last 11 games versus an opponent with a winning record.
NHL PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -150