Tampa Bay
Lightning
Stadium Amalie Arena
0-0-0 Overall | ATLANTIC 6th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Lightning00 0%
Schedule
Preseason
Tue  9/17
vs
Hurricanes
7:00pm
Wed  9/18
@
Hurricanes
7:00pm
Fri  9/20
vs
Predators
7:00pm
Sat  9/21
@
Predators
8:00pm
Tue  9/24
@
Panthers
7:00pm
Thu  9/26
@
Panthers
7:00pm
Sat  9/28
vs
Panthers
7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Oddsmakers have the Lightning as the favorite to win the championship. They win the championship in 25.2% of simulations which makes them a good betting value. They are also a good bet to win the East at 3/1, 25%. Their sim chance is 35.3%. The Lightning are averaging 110.6 points per sim which makes them a decent bet to go over 108.5. At -1000 the Lightning are a good value to make the playoffs with a 98.9% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 11/10, 47.6%. They win the division in 64.4% of simulations. Based on wins per simulation they are projected to have the best record in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

They overachieved last season. Their game odds projected to 49.4 wins. Their 62-16-4 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. In terms of money line profit, they were one of the best teams at +1714. They had a strong puck line record going 41-41 for (+1057 profit). They went over 44 times and came in under 35 times. They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Florida Panthers. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is +1.01 (includes playoff games) which ranks #1 in the league, which is the same as how they rank in points. They are the #1 ranked team in goal differential (based on all teams' road stats). This is the same ranking they have among home teams.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Andrei Vasilevskiy who is projected to be the #1 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
83 Abbandonato, Peter C5-1019403/25/1998No College
60 Barre-Boulet, Alex C5-1018505/21/1997No College
51 Cajkovic, Maxim RW5-1118501/03/2001No College
81 Cernak, Erik D6-320805/28/1997No College
71 Cirelli, Anthony C6-018007/15/1997No College
55 Coburn, Braydon D6-522302/27/1985No College
92 Colton, Ross C6-019009/11/1996No College
89 Conacher, Cory RW5-818012/14/1989No College
1 Condon, Mike G6-219504/27/1990No College
34 Crevier, Louis D6-720905/04/2001No College
70 Domingue, Louis G6-321003/06/1992No College
78 Donaghey, Cody D6-118905/10/1996No College
52 Foote, Callan D6-421212/13/1998No College
40 Foote, Nolan LW6-419511/29/2000No College
82 Fortier, Gabriel LW5-1017002/06/2000No College
32 Fucale, Zach G6-218505/28/1995No College
33 Gaunce, Cameron D6-220403/19/1990No College
37 Gourde, Yanni RW5-917212/15/1991No College
77 Hedman, Victor D6-622312/18/1990No College
47 Huntington, Jimmy C6-119411/18/1998No College
9 Johnson, Tyler LW5-818307/29/1990No College
7 Joseph, Mathieu RW6-119002/09/1997No College
41 Katchouk, Boris LW6-119206/18/1998No College
17 Killorn, Alex LW6-119609/14/1989No College
86 Kucherov, Nikita RW5-1117806/17/1993No College
36 Lipanov, Alexei C6-016508/17/1999No College
39 Lohin, Ryan C6-019306/26/1996No College
58 Lynch, Kevin C6-120504/23/1991No College
7 Maroon, Pat LW6-322504/23/1988No College
62 Martel, Danick LW5-816212/12/1994No College
30 Martin, Spencer G6-321006/08/1995No College
74 Masin, Dominik D6-219802/01/1996No College
27 McDonagh, Ryan D6-121506/13/1989No College
35 McElhinney, Curtis G6-220305/23/1983No College
49 Mueller, Chris C5-1119603/06/1986No College
18 Palat, Ondrej LW6-018803/28/1991No College
13 Paquette, Cedric C6-119808/13/1993No College
21 Point, Brayden C5-1016603/13/1996No College
46 Raddysh, Taylor RW6-220702/18/1998No College
44 Rutta, Jan D6-320007/29/1990No College
2 Schenn, Luke D6-222111/02/1989No College
50 Schmiemann, Quinn D6-218507/27/2001No College
98 Sergachev, Mikhail D6-321506/25/1998No College
72 Shalagin, Mikhail LW6-418509/12/1999No College
22 Shattenkirk, Kevin D6-020601/29/1989No College
28 Smith, Gemel LW5-1119504/16/1994No College
65 Snuggerud, Luc D6-018409/18/1995No College
42 Somppi, Otto C6-218801/12/1998No College
76 Sosunov, Oleg D6-923604/13/1998No College
64 Spencer, Matt D6-220603/24/1997No College
91 Stamkos, Steven C6-119402/07/1990No College
67 Stephens, Mitchell C6-019102/05/1997No College
56 Thomas, Ben D6-118705/28/1996No College
8 Valleau, Nolan D6-118011/15/1992No College
88 Vasilevskiy, Andrei G6-320707/25/1994No College
54 Verhaeghe, Carter C6-118108/14/1995No College
79 Volkov, Alexander RW6-119108/02/1997No College
75 Walcott, Daniel D5-1117402/19/1994No College
29 Wedgewood, Scott G6-219508/14/1992No College
80 Windsor, Clint G6-423411/02/1993No College
28 Witkowski, Luke D6-221004/14/1990No College
38 Yan, Dennis LW6-119704/14/1997No College
93 Zummack, Eli C5-917503/22/2000No College