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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames predictions

Face-off: 1900, 06/01/2022

Venue: Amalie Arena

Tampa Bay returned to form with a big win at Columbus on Tuesday and should be too strong for Calgary if in the same mood at Amalie Arena.

The Flames have travelled well for much of this season but may just have had their limitations exposed when losing heavily at Florida on the same night.

We’re going with 2.1 for a home win and over 4.5 goals in the game to start out our Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames predictions.

Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

Tampa Bay suffered a worrying blip when conceding 16 goals in three winless games, but it was a case of panic over after crushing the Blue Jackets 7-2.

Ondrej Palat and Brayden Point both posted three points as the Lightning raced into a 3-0 first-period lead and then controlled proceedings from the front.

Having previously gone down 4-0 when visiting the New York Rangers, Jon Cooper revealed his team had practiced well prior to showing their true worth on game night.

The head coach commented: “I think the guys were ticked off about the Ranger game, but we played with a little bit of confidence today.”

There are still a few issues to address at the back, though, so 18.5 for a 4-2 scoreline.

Calgary Flames Odds

Calgary began a four-game road trip by beating struggling Chicago 5-1 but were brought back down to earth when hammered 6-2 at Florida.

Johnny Gaudreau maintained his hot streak for the Flames and Blake Coleman also netted in a high-tempo contest which featured lots of chances at both ends.

The Panthers were just that little bit sharper in key areas, though, and Matthew Tkachuk is expecting another tough test at Amalie Arena.

“I think it was a little bit of a reality check,” he said. “That’s a measuring stick type of game and obviously we didn’t measure up very well.

“But there’s no greater challenge for us than to play the defending champs for two straight years next and there’s no excuse not to get up for that one, so we’ve got to be ready for it.”

One area the Flames will look to exploit is the late goals let in by Tampa Bay, who have conceded 40 times in the third period this term.

Let’s finish off our NHL predictions by backing both teams to score in the closing stanza at 2.2.

Additional stats

Last result:

Columbus 2-7 TAMPA BAY

Florida 6-2 CALGARY

Head-to-head: Tampa Bay 4-3 Calgary, Tampa Bay 6-3 Calgary, Calgary 0-1 Tampa Bay, Calgary 4-7 Tampa Bay

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