NHL Crusher
(NHL) Tampa Bay vs. Carolina, 02/22/2021 7:00 PM, Score: 4 - 2
Money Line: -123.00 Tampa Bay (Away)
Result: Win
ASA TOP PLAY ON 10* Tampa Bay Lightning Money Line -125 over Carolina Hurricanes at 7 PM ET - This is a rare chance to take a strong team off back to back losses. The Bolts have lost back to back games and they are the defending Stanley Cup Champs for a reason. Last season they responded in the post-season each time off a loss. In the regular season they had 5 two-game losing streaks last season. Only two losing streaks the entire season went beyond two losses. This is a team that has proven time and time again they know how to respond and, after a 4-0 loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday, you can bet on the Lightning making the most of this chance to respond here immediately. Carolina will again be without Teuvo Teravainen and he is a key contributor for them. After Alex Nedeljkovic got the shutout win for the Hurricanes Saturday, James Reimer is expected to get the start between the pipes tonight. He has a great record this season but it hasn't been based on his dominant play. In fact, Reimer has allowed at least 3 goals in each of his last 7 starts. This includes 19 goals in his last 5 starts for an average of 3.8 goals per game. To put this in proper perspective, Andrei Vasilevskiy has struggled a little in recent starts and yet he has a stellar 2.01 GAA on the season! Before his loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday, Vasilevskiy had allowed 2 or less goals in 9 of his first 12 starts this season. He and the Lightning are poised for big-time revenge here on Monday. Tampa Bay lost the first meeting between these teams last month so this is now a double revenge spot for them and that defeat was in overtime. That was a 1-0 OT loss and the Lightning are too strong of a team to get shut down 3 straight times by a Hurricanes team whose biggest problem this season has actually been keeping pucks out of their own net! Revenge road rout expected here. Lay it! Take the LIGHTNING