Two sides that have high hopes of reaching the playoffs in the post-season will meet this week in the NHL as the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Philadelphia Flyers. Both sides have been in great form over recent weeks, but something will have to give on Saturday.
When: Saturday 15th February
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa
How To Watch: NHL TV
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Tampa Bay On Hot Streak
The Lightning have been on an unbelievable run of form over recent weeks, and that has led to their price for Stanley Cup glory being drastically cut. They are now the leading side in that market to win the post-season prize. However, there is still a long way to go until the Stanley Cup, and they will need to maintain their consistency. The Lightning have won their last eight matches in the NHL, which leaves them just one place behind the Boston Bruins.
Over their last ten games, they have won nine times. Their only defeat during this run came in overtime. Tampa’s last two wins have come against the Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins. They won both of these fixtures 2-1. The game against the Penguins was their last game, and they sealed the victory in overtime. Yanni Gourde and Mikhail Sergachev scored the goals in that win for the Lightning. It would seem that this fixture should be a comfortable afternoon.
Flyers Looking To Get Into Playoff Contention
The Philadelphia Flyers still have an outside chance of getting into the playoffs this season, but they will need to improve their consistency. They have won six times in the past nine matches. However, during this run, they have also had damaging defeats inflicted on them by the Devils and Islanders. In those two games, they conceded ten goals and scored just three.
In between those two defeats, they showed that they are a good team when they are all pulling in the same direction, as they beat the Washington Capitals and Carolina Panthers. They scored eleven goals in those two games and conceded just three. That defeat against the Islanders was their last outing in the NHL as they were toppled 5-3. Sean Couturier, Robert Hagg and Travis Konecny got the goals for the Flyers in that defeat.
Lightning vs Flyers Head To Head
The Lightning have a dominant record against the Flyers. They have won 31 times in the past, while the Flyers have recorded 17 wins. Tampa have won four times in overtimes, while Philadelphia have recorded two successes in shootouts. Tampa average 3.6 goals per fixture, while the Flyers average three goals per fixture.
Flyers @ Lightning Prediction
Tampa have been in excellent form over recent weeks, and that makes it impossible to bet against them in this fixture. The Flyers are a good team, but they will be no match for their opponents.
Tip: Tampa Bay Lightning