The Tampa Bay Lightning will be going for their second consecutive win when they face the Washington Capitals on Saturday night. The Lightning are coming off a 7-6 win over Detroit. The Capitals are coming off a 5-1 win over New York.
Washington is 6-2-2 in its last 10 games against Tampa Bay.
Lightning Trying To Stay Perfect On The RoadThe Lightning lost their first game of the season, but they bounced back with a road win over Detroit in their last game. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Capitals, which will give them their second straight road win.
We've got @Jpw03 recapping an absolutely crazy night in Detroit! ⤵️— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) October 15, 2021
Tampa Bay is averaging 4.5 goals per game through two games. They managed to overcome a three-goal deficit in their last game and finished with seven goals.
Ondrej Palat and Steven Stamkos led the way for Tampa Bay with two goals apiece, while Victor Hedman led the team with four assists.
Tampa Bay has struggled defensively through two games, giving up six goals per game. They gave up six goals in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to win this game.
Capitals Going For Second Consecutive WinThe Capitals got off to a good start and dominated the Rangers to pick up their first win of the season. They will try to keep their record clean with a win over the defending champions, which will give them their second win in a row.
The Capitals are looking to continue good play from special teams into tomorrow night; plus hear from former (and now current again) teammates of new defenseman Dennis Cholowski on what to expect from him.#ALLCAPS | @PedigreeUS pic.twitter.com/yf6alKpuaQ— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 15, 2021
Washington scored five goals in their season opener. Alex Ovechkin led the way with two goals and two assists for the Capitals. T.J. Oshie had a goal and an assist, while Evgeny Kuznetsov led the team with three assists.
The Rangers also played well defensively, giving up one goal in the win. They will need to keep it up if they want to get the win.
Best Bets for this Game
Full-Game Side Bet
The Lightning are the defending champions and they’re one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup once again, but they haven’t looked good through their first two games, especially on the defensive end, with the team giving up 12 goals in two games. The Capitals looked good on both ends against the Rangers, and scored five goals in the win, and will take advantage of Vasilevskiy, who has a .845 save percentage through two games. With the Capitals winning 14 of their last 19 home games against the Lightning, go with Washington to get the win.
Full-Game Total Pick
The Lightning looked good offensively through their first two games, scoring 4.5 goals per game. Even though Washington gave up only one goal in their first game, expect them to give up at least two goals in this game. The Capitals scored five goals in their first game. With the Lightning, who are missing one of their best defenders, giving up six goals per game through their first two games, expect the Capitals to score enough goals to push the score over the total. The Lightning and Capitals played over the total in five of their last seven meetings.