Tampa Bay tries to close out series against New York in game 6
Tampa Bay Lightning Seek To Seal The Series Against New York Islanders In Game six Of The NHL Playoffs
New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3, third in Central Division in regular season) (32-17-7, fourth in the East Division during the regular season)
Wednesday at 8 p.m., Uniondale, New York EDT
OVER/UNDER is 5.5. FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Islanders +128, Lightning -153
THIRD ROUND OF THE NHL PLAYOFFS: The Lightning have a 3-2 advantage in the series.
BOTTOM LINE: In game six of the NHL Playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning will try to clinch a third-round bye over the New York Islanders.
The clubs will clash for the sixth time this season on Wednesday.
The Lightning dominated the previous meeting, winning 8-0. The Lightning’s Steven Stamkos had a team-high two goals in the win.
The Islanders have a home record of 21-4-3. New York has the fewest penalties in the league, averaging only 2.7 per game. With an average of 0.7, Ross Johnston leads the team.
On the road, the Lightning are 15-10-3. Tampa Bay is in 10th place in the NHL, averaging 8.6 points per game on 3.2 goals and 5.3 assists.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mathew Barzal has a plus-15 rating in 55 games for the Islanders this season. Kyle Palmieri has four goals and two helpers in New York’s previous ten games.
With 23 goals and 48 points, Brayden Point leads the Lightning. Stamkos has four goals and five assists in Tampa Bay’s last ten games.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS, THE ISLANDERS AVERAGED 3.0 GOALS, 4.7 ASSISTANCES, 4.0 PENALTIES, AND 10.9 PENSIONS PER GAME, WHILE GIVING UP 2.9 GOALS WITH A.918 SAVE PERCENTAGE.
With a.934 saving percentage, the Lightning are averaging 3.4 goals, 6.2 assists, 4.9 penalties, and 12.4 penalty minutes per game while allowing 2.1 goals per game.
INJURIES: No injuries have been reported for the Islanders.
Erik Cernak’s lightning: day to day (upper body).