Carolina will host Tampa Bay within the next game day of the NHL. Let’s see how these teams performed so far during the new season of the NHL.
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Carolina earned two wins in three starting matches. Recall that in one of the games, the team managed to win against Detroit (3-0), and in another meeting, they won over Nashville with a score of 4-2. The Hurricanes got a forced break from hockey due to quarantine, so they missed two matches. It is unknown how this will affect the players’ shape because the season has just started, and the hockey players do not have time to gain optimal conditions while left without playing practice. Despite this, Andrei Svechnikov looked great in the first meetings, he scored three goals and gave two assists.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay started this season like all the previous ones and immediately rushed to win. The team prevailed in three matches in a row over Chicago (5-1 and 5-2) and dealt with Columbus with a score of 3-2 in overtime. However, in the return match, Bolts played poorly in defence and conceded five goals, due to which they failed (2-5). By the way, in that game, John Cooper’s squad did not look like themselves. Perhaps this was because the match was early, and some clubs do not play such fights well. However, the significant advantage is that every shift can take over Tampa’s game, create and use dangerous scoring chances.
Carolina Hurricanes – Tampa Bay Lightning prediction
The Bolts are looking good at the start of this season, even though Columbus defeated them. They had an early match, and perhaps Tampa did not look as good as usual because of this. Carolina missed a whole week, and the players will have to get in shape again. In our opinion, this is a crucial factor in the upcoming contest, so we bet on the victory of Tampa.