- Lightning Trying to Snap Two-Game Slide
- Power Shortage in Tampa
- Ducks vs Lightning Game Injuries
- Ducks vs Lightning Head-to-Head
- Ducks vs Lightning Game Information
- Ducks vs Lightning Betting Lines
- Ducks vs Lightning Prediction
- Ducks vs Lightning Trends
- Ducks vs Lightning Edge
- Ducks vs Lightning Results
- Ducks vs Lightning Game Summary
Lightning Trying to Snap Two-Game Slide
Heading into Tampa to face a rested Lightning team is probably not the best way for a team to snap a five-game losing streak.
Not even an early two-goal lead could get Anaheim back in the win column as the Ducks fell in overtime to Florida on Monday. Anaheim has allowed 30 goals in the last five games, going 0-4-1 in those contests.
Tampa Bay hasn’t played since Saturday when the Lightning lost 5-4 to Vegas. It was Tampa Bay’s third straight one-goal game.
Anaheim is 1-5 when playing in the second game of back-to-backs. Anaheim is just 4-14-3 on the road with Tampa Bay 17-5-1 at home.
Second-leading scorer Troy Terry will miss his eighth straight game due to an upper-body injury, though he has resumed skating for the Ducks. Fellow winger Justin Kirkland is also sidelined as are defensemen Jamie Drysdale and Urho Vaakanainen.
Defenseman Erik Cernak is questionable for Tampa Bay Lightning with an upper-body injury.
According to the NHL playoff odds, the Lightning (+1200) are tied for fifth in the odds to win the Stanley Cup championship. The Ducks are one of six teams at +100000 in the title odds.
Anaheim headed into the NHL All-Star break on a three-game winning streak and that included a 5-3 road victory against defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado.
It has been a different deal once play resumed.
Life has been especially challenging for the Anaheim goalies as no team in the NHL is allowing more shots per game in February than the 44 allowed by the Ducks. Anaheim allowed 55 shots on goal and blocked 24 others in the loss to the Panthers.
Now the Anaheim Ducks have to face a star-studded Tampa Bay team at home.
Veterans Adam Henrique and Cam Fowler are a combined -9 as Anaheim has lost five games in a row.
The NHL betting lines total has gone over in four of Anaheim’s last five games.
Power Shortage in Tampa
The power play was clicking when the Lightning rolled to a 5-0 win over the Avalanche as Tampa Bay converted on two of its three man-advantage opportunities.
Corey Perry and Brayden Point did the honors to help Tampa Bay go up by three goals before the midway point of the second period. Perry also had a goal and an assist in Saturday’s loss to the Golden Knights.
That’s Scorey Perry to you! pic.twitter.com/jY7OxyzkHD
— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) February 19, 2023
Since that game, the Lightning has scored just once in 13 power plays. The low point came when the Lightning went 0-for-5 against the lowly Arizona Coyotes. Tampa Bay failed to score in 47 shots on goal as Arizona won in a shootout.
The good news is that Tampa Bay has killed off all 10 of the opposing power plays. However, Anaheim has allowed just three power-play goals in its last 22 penalty kills so the Ducks won’t make it easy for the Lightning.
The Las Vegas odds total has gone over in Tampa Bay’s last six games against teams from the Pacific Division.
Ducks vs Lightning Game Injuries
Ducks vs Lightning Head-to-Head
Tampa Bay has won five of the last six meetings against Anaheim and that includes a 4-2 road win on Oct. 26. Nick Paul and Mikhail Sergachev each had a goal and an assist for the Lightning.
The first meeting of the season marked the first time in the last five games that the total went under. Anaheim did split its two games at Tampa last season with Derek Grant scoring twice in a 5-1 win.
Ducks vs Lightning Game Information
- Game: Anaheim Ducks (17-33-7) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (35-17-3)
- Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: NHL.TV
Ducks vs Lightning Betting Lines
Ducks vs Lightning Prediction
This is looking like a no-brainer with the perennial Eastern Conference powerhouse Tampa Bay welcoming an Anaheim team headed to another non-playoff season to Amalie Arena.
Tampa Bay has dropped its last two games and playing a Ducks’ team coming off a loss to Florida might be just what the Lightning needs.
Anaheim and Tampa Bay are 2 for 21 on the power play in the last three meetings.
The Lightning has covered in 16 of the 27 games at home with the Ducks 15-16 against the spread (ATS) in road games.
Tampa Bay is 32-12-3 when listed by the sportsbook as the favorite. The Ducks are 15-39-7 as the underdog.
The Anaheim Ducks are listed at +425 in our Las Vegas odds. This means that if you wager $100 on the Ducks, you have a chance to win $425. Tampa Bay is -550, offering a chance to win $18.00 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Anaheim Ducks a 19.05% chance to win, with the Tampa Bay Lightning at 84.62%.