Game Day 3/7/2019 Minnesota @ Tampa 7:30 ET 4:30 PT

Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild

Tampa Bay Lightning VS Minnesota Wild

The Tampa Bay Lightning will face the Minnesota Wild on March 7, 2019. They play at 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT at Amalie Arena.

Who Will Win?

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning head into the game with a record of 51-12-4. They currently lead the Atlantic Division with an impressive 106 points, topping the second-highest in the division, Boston Bruins, by 17 points. The Lightning have 263 goals for and 176 goals against for a difference of 87, topping the second highest difference in the league from the Maple Leafs, by 36. They have won 9 out of their last 10 games and have only lost 1 out of their last 13 games, previously having a 10 game winning streak and now back up to a 2 game win streak. In short, the Lightning have been nothing short of impressive this year.

Minnesota Wild

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Wild face the game with a record of 32-27-8 and 72 points so far in the season. They have 186 goals for and 196 goals against for a difference of -10. Minnesota has only won 5 out of their last 10 games and is on a current 2 game loss streak. Consequently, stats show that the Wild may struggle against Tampa.

So, who will win when the Lightning face the Wild. Tampa’s statistics have been phenomenal this season. The Lightning is also consistently topping NHL leaderboards. Currently, they hold as the top team in power play percentages at 29.3%, penalty kill percentage at 85.3%, and a goal per game average of 3.84. Tampa has 2 players, Nikita Kucherov being first and Brayden Point being ninth, in the top 10 points leaders in the league. Brayden Point also places fourth in the league for goals with 37 goals. Also, Nikita Kucherov places first for assists in the League with 77 assists in the year. They have absolutely taken over the league. In conclusion, with the way they have been playing as compared to Minnesota’s stats, the odds are in Tampa Bay’s favor.

Stay tuned for the recap after the game!

“Every year you want to be better. I have that responsibility right now. I want to be good out there.” 

Nicklas Backstrom

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