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Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 02/23/2022 Predictions, Betting Preview and Spread
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Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 02/23/2022 – Coach Jay Woodcroft’s stint as the new head coach of the Edmonton Oilers was flawless until Sunday when the team lost to the Minnesota Wild at home, 7-3. The loss denied Edmonton of reaching the 60-point mark and taking solo third place in the Pacific Division. Woodcroft and the rest of the Oilers will try to redeem themselves on Wednesday as they begin a five-game road trip in Florida to face the Tampa Bay Lightning. The hosts will be playing their first game since their 6-3 win in New Jersey on Feb.15. Having registered 70 points in 49 games, the defending Stanley Cup champions are tagged as favorites in this game by the top betting sites for NHL. The game will start at 07:30 Eastern Time with live coverage on TNT and NHL.TV.
Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 02/23/2022
When: Wednesday, February 23, 7:30 PM ET
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 02/23/2022 Betting Odds:
The Oilers were served with a reality check as they vowed to the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. Jay Woodcroft has done a great job since replacing Dave Tippett in taking the lead role in Edmonton’s bench. But if there is one takeaway for Woodcroft from ast game’s defeat, it is the realization that there is still a lot more to work on in terms of putting the Oilers on the same page. After outscoring the opposition, 22-8, in the last winning streak, the Wild conducted a clinic and quickly scored four goals in the first 13:38 and never looked back. But despite the loss, the Oilers remain in high spirits and are excited to begin the road trip in Florida.
Players to watch: C. McDavid C (G 26, A 45, PTS 71), L. Draisaitl C (G 35, A 35, PTS 70), R. Nugent-Hopkins C (G 7, A 30, PTS 37).
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning has won three of their four games, the last of which was a 6-3 rout of the New Jersey Devils. The chase for the top spot in the Atlantic is still on for the reigning champs. As of the moment, the Lightning are trailing the Florida Panthers by five points, 75-70. The game against the Oilers will be a quick trip back home for Tampa Bay as they are scheduled to visit Nashville on Saturday before staging a three-game home stand to begin March. The team will be relying on its versatility anew – something that was evident in their last win where six players contributed in scoring.
Players to watch: S. Stamkos C (G 23, A 32, PTS 55), V. Hedman D (G 11, A 39, PTS 50), A. Killorn LW (G 16, A 27, PTS 43
Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Predictions
Edmonton are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games.
Oilers vs Lightning Betting Picks
The Oilers are eager to prove that their last loss is just one of their off nights. But the Lightning have other plans. The defending champs will display their mastery on ice. As predicted by the best betting sites for NHL, Tampa Bay will have their way at home against Edmonton. This will be an easy win for the hosts.
Score Prediction: Oilers 2, Lightning 5.