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Carolina Hurricanes (19-14-8) at Tampa Bay Lightning (30-9-3)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)

The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -198 / Carolina Hurricanes +178 — Over/Under: 5.5

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This is the second of three games in their season series between the two teams as they clash for a Tuesday night showdown at the Amalie Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes are coming off a rough loss to the Boston Bruins as they lost 7-1 on Jan 6.

The Hurricanes have been playing some solid hockey over their last ten games as they have posted a record of 6-3-1 in those games. They do need to improve their record on the road as they are 9-10-4 this season in 23 games on the road. There are two players tied for the team lead in points this season.

Sebastion Aho (13 G, 20) and Teuvo Teravainin (11 G, 22 A) are each tied with 33 points in 41 games played this season. Scott Darling has had a tough start with his new team this season. Darling’s stats this season follows with 24 starts, eight wins, a 2.97 GAA, and a .893 save % behind the net this season. The Hurricanes have not done well with the man advantage this season as they are 25th converting on 16% on the power play. The penalty kill is 24th in the league at the moment as they are killing 79% of their penalties this season.

The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to roll through the Eastern conference, as they are 6-3-1 in their last ten games. The Lightning are winners in their last match as they defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Jan 7. The Lightning have always been dominant at home this season as their record is 16-3-1 in 20 games played at the Amalie Arena.

Nikita Kucherov currently leads the team in points with 59 points (27 G, 32 A) in 42 games played this season. Andrei Vasilevskiy continues to have an outstanding season, as in 34 starts, he has 26 wins, a 2.04 GAA, and .935 save % this season behind the net. The power play has been consistent all year long as they are currently third in the league converting 24.7% with the man advantage. The penalty kill has been struggling a bit lately as they are 18th in the league being short handed as they are converting on 80.7% this season.

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My pick in this one is going to be the Carolina Hurricanes. They are playing some solid hockey down this stretch and if they want to remain in the playoff hunt this game will be a huge test but I think they can manage a victory. This game will be physical and I think the power play will be a key factor in this one as whoever can capitalize on their opportunities should get a victory in this matchup.

 [button type=”big” color=”blue”]  Pick: Carolina Hurricanes [/button]

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