Dallas has lost two games in a row and will try to improve in the fourth match. Tampa, in turn, will try to further their advantage in the series. Who is more likely to win? Let’s find out!
Dallas had a great start to the series and won the first leg 4-1, but then they started having problems. The opponent more or less adjusted to their play. In the second game, the Stars conceded two goals. In the third match, they allowed the Lightning to score five times, losing with a score of 2-5.
Moreover, the previous game became as unfortunate as possible for the team’s Russian players, since Alexander Radulov and Denis Guryanov received minor injuries and did not play to the end. According to the latest information, they are ready to return to the ice. By the way, because of five conceded goals, even Anton Khudobin was replaced, and Oettinger spent the entire third period at the net, but it is far from certain that Rick Bowness will dare to let the American out on the ice from the start of the next match.
We want to emphasize that the Stars cannot take advantage of their chances on the powerplay. They also shoot at goal too rarely. For example, in the second and third game segments, Dallas made only eight shots.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay is confidently moving towards the title, and all the leaders are shining on the ice. It is worth saying that Steven Stamkos first appeared on the ice in the last match, recovering from an injury. He spent only five shifts and a total of just under three minutes on the ice, but this was enough for him to score. John Cooper admired his performance, so the hockey player will likely get even more time in the upcoming game.
Note that the Bolts perfectly take advantage of the opponent’s weaknesses in defence. Also, the offense is continually improving playing in front of the opponent’s net. We can confidently say that Tampa will continue to play in a similar style.
Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction
Steven Stamkos returned to Tampa and significantly improved the team’s attacking potential. The Lightning has already adjusted to their opponent and perfectly takes advantage of Dallas’s vulnerability in defence. However, Dallas’s only chance is to delay the game as long as possible and not let the opponent score. If Dallas imposes their defensive brand of hockey, then, quite possibly, they will be stronger. We offer to bet on the small totals, and also to bet on Dallas’s double chance.