Canucks visit Tampa to Take on Top Team in NHL

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Tampa Keeps on Rolling

This Thursday at 7:30 PM ET on Sportsnet, the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning welcome the Vancouver Canucks to town in a rematch between teams that met less than a week ago. Vancouver will attempt to deliver some payback as a significant underdog on Lightning home ice.

Oddsmakers have Lightning as -260-moneyline favorites. The total is at 6Under -120.

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Tampa Bay continues to impress. There are no better duos in the league than Tampa’s Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos. The Lightning stars have combined for 126 points through 53 games so far this season; it’s by far the highest point total of two teammates. Those numbers have buttressed the Lightning to the top offense in the league, which scores an average of 3.53 goals per game.

At the other end of the ice, the Vancouver Canucks’ hopes at a playoff position are over. They’re currently 15 points behind the Minnesota Wild for the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference, with five teams to leapfrog. It’s not all dark times in rainy Vancouver, however. Their rookie sensation, Brock Boeser (25 goals, 21 assists) is the early favourite to capture the Calder Trophy for rookie of the year. The future is bright for the Canucks, but they’ll be looking for payback in an upset over Tampa this Thursday.


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Team Records

Vancouver Canucks

Last 105-5-03-2-02-3-00-1-05-4-06-4
vs Div5-9-13-5-02-4-10-1-05-8-110-5
vs EAST0-00-00-00-00-00-0
vs WEST0-00-00-00-00-00-0

Tampa Bay Lightning

Last 105-5-00-2-05-3-04-5-01-0-07-3
vs Div9-3-14-0-05-3-19-2-10-1-06-7
vs EAST0-00-00-00-00-00-0
vs WEST0-00-00-00-00-00-0


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense2.60292.646
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense2.65242.7416
Away Team Road Powerplay vs Home Team Home Penalty Kill24.36277.0326
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense3.5713.2327
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense3.7023.0816
Home Team Home Power Play vs Away Team Road Penalty Kill25.00775.5626

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordO/UAVGshotspower play goalspower play percentagepenalty kill percentagepower play chances
Tampa Bay6-3-17-2-13.1030.20613.9587.8843
Head To Head Detail
DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineTotalO/Uaway shotshome shotsAway Power Play GoalsHome Power Play GoalsAway Power PlaysHome Power PlaysAway PP%Home PP%Away PK%Home PK%
Feb 3, 2018TB4VAN21525.5O2833104325010075
Dec 16, 2016TB2VAN4-1025O2724112250505050
Dec 8, 2016VAN5TB1-2235O3041003300100100
Jan 9, 2016TB3VAN21085P3523014205050100
Dec 22, 2015VAN2TB1-1795U19270111001090100
Jan 20, 2015VAN1TB4-1645.5U2826007500100100
Oct 18, 2014TB4VAN2-1035.5O243211562016.783.380
Mar 17, 2014VAN3TB4-2055O2830113433.3257566.7
Jan 1, 2014TB4VAN2-1545O3330103233.3010066.7
Jan 10, 2012VAN5TB41355.5O2831004300100100

NHL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Vancouver Canucks

DateOpponentscoreResultlineshotsshots againstpower playpenalty killopposing goalieLocation
Feb 6, 2018FLA1-3L12527400/13/4Harri SateriA
Feb 3, 2018TB2-4L15233280/33/4Andrei VasilevskiyH
Feb 1, 2018CHI4-2W11121280/24/4Anton ForsbergH
Jan 30, 2018COL4-3W10026301/43/4Jonathan BernierH
Jan 25, 2018BUF0-4L-15030260/22/3Robin LehnerH

Tampa Bay Lightning

DateOpponentscoreResultlineshotsshots againstpower playpenalty killopposing goalieLocation
Feb 5, 2018EDM2-6L-14334351/32/4Cam TalbotA
Feb 3, 2018VAN4-2W-16828331/43/3Jacob MarkstromA
Feb 1, 2018CAL7-4W-11831461/41/2Mike SmithA
Jan 30, 2018WPG1-3L-11624370/43/4Michael HutchinsonA
Jan 25, 2018PHI5-1W-11422370/13/4Michal NeuvirthA

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