Tampa Bay Lightning hosts the Winnipeg Jets tonight at Amalie Arena in an East vs. West contest.
The last time these two teams met, the Jets came out on top 4-2. Will we see the same outcome tonight, or will the Lightning avenge their previous loss?
Jets vs. Lightning Match Details
Fixture: Winnipeg Jets @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Date and Time: March 12, 2023, 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida
Jets vs. Lightning Betting Odds
The Jets are 37-26 on the year, averaging 3.10 goals per game, and are allowing 2.80 goals per game as a team. Winnipeg is coming off a 5-4 victory over the Panthers. Mark Scheifele has been a scoring machine this year with 38 goals, while Kyle Connor leads the team in points with 73. Winnipeg’s defense ranks 15th, while their offense ranks 18th. David Rittich is the projected goalie for tonight. Rittich is 19-9 on the year and has 415 saves. The Winnipeg Jets are currently fourth in the Central Division standings.
Tampa Bay enters this one with a record of 39-21-6, averaging 3.47 goals per game while allowing opponents to score 2.69 GPG. The Lightning is coming off a 3-1 win over the Blackhawks. Nikita Kucherov leads the team in points with 95, while Brayden Point is third in the league with 43 goals. Andrei Vasilevskiy is the projected netminder for tonight’s game. Vailevskiy is 29-16 on the year and has 1410 saves. Tampa Bay is currently third in the Atlantic Division standings. Their defense is ranked eighth, while their offense is ranked sixth in the NHL.
This Tampa Bay team has been slumping lately, going 2-3 in their last five games. But Winnipeg is 1-4 in their last five games. This game comes down to one thing: Brayden Point. He has been scoring at will this year, and with the Jets’ defense being so porous, I think he can propel the Lightning to a victory here.
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