PREDICTION FOR Columbus Blue Jackets – Tampa Bay Lightning :
-Tampa Bay Lightning win 1.72
Columbus Blue Jackets – Tampa Bay Lightning / NHL – Lightning is still the leading team in the East, although he has recently lost a few surprising defeats. The Lightnings have six points more than the second-placed Devils and are firmly on the leading table position. Columbus is playing well this season and is currently in fifth position in the Eastern Conference.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus started the championship brilliantly and won five times in the first six rounds. Also in the sequel it went very well and the best games delivered the Blue Jackets in mid-November as they took six wins in a row. The winning streak was ended away at Montreal, but they were able to win the next two games. In December, there were then rather unstable games of Columbus.
In the last four rounds, today’s hosts conceded three away defeats. Twice against Pittsburgh and last against Ottawa. At home, they were better than Philadelphia, but only after the penalty shootout. They play much better at home and have won in the last 11 games and lost only two. They lost against the Devils and Edmonton, while Lightning will not have it easy now.
Tampa Bay Lightning
After a series of seven wins, Lightning lost the big big game in Vegas against Golden Knights. The new team in the NHL plays great this season and achieved great results. It was a duel between the two leading teams in their conferences, which are a great match. After the first third, Lightning took the lead 2: 0 and looked to win easily. But the hosts caught up in the second third with two goals. At the beginning of the third part they also scored the third goal and the lead.
Columbus Blue Jackets – Tampa Bay Lightning TIP
Columbus have last won three home games in a row, while Lightning conceded five goals in the last round. Although the guests need to improve their defense, even though the Blues Jackets play well at home, we think Lightning is better and should win here.