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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 06/01/2021 Hockey Betting, Picks & Tips
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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 06/01/2021 – Tampa Bay drew first blood against Carolina in their best-of-seven second-round playoff series by virtue of a 2-1 victory in Game 1 on Sunday. The match saw the Hurricanes struggle in hitting the mark against Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy, who made 37 saves for the Lightning. Tampa Bay’s defense stifled every inch of Carolina’s offensive attack, and while they likewise experienced a scoring constraint, the team still made sure to steal the home-ice advantage over the hosts. Game 2 is set at 07:30 pm Eastern Time still at the PNC Arena in Raleigh. Top betting sites for NHL predict another intense and close battle between both teams as evinced by the pick ‘em prices in the moneyline market.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 06/01/2021
When: Tuesday, June 1, 7:30 PM ET
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 06/01/2021 Betting Odds:
Tampa Bay Lightning
Andrei Vasilevskiy was downright locked in Game 1, prompting the rest of the Tampa Bay Lightning to hail their prized goalie for his stellar job. The 25-year-old has won nine of his last 12 playoff starts dating to last season, and despite having to take a “maintenance” day off on Monday, he still played the most important role for Tampa Bay in Game 1. The Lightning expects Vasilevskiy to continue imposing his dominance guarding the net as they aim to seize a commencing 2-0 lead before heading home to Florida on Thursday.
Players to watch: K. Letang D (G 1 A 4 PTS 5), J. Carter C (G 3 A 1 PTS 4), E. Malkin C (G 1 A 2 PTS 3).
Just like that, the Hurricanes lost their home-ice advantage. Carolina was left frustrated after the team struggled offensively against Tampa Bay’s defense. Brayden Point cited that the Lightning’s pressure gave them a hard time executing their offensive attack, adding that their rivals “don’t give you a lot of space.” It was a hard pill to swallow for the Hurricanes given that the loss was their first defeat in four games inside the PNC Arena this postseason. Albeit it was a painful setback, Carolina losing to the third-seed Tampa Bay was anything but surprising. In fact, both teams split their eight games during the regular season. With that said, the Hurricanes know that bouncing back in Game 2 will be as tough as it was in Game 1.
Players to watch: J. Pageau C (G 1 A 4 PTS 5), A. Beauvillier LW (G 2 A 2 PTS 4), J. Bailey C (G 3 A 1 PTS 4).
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 6 games against Tampa Bay.
Lightning vs Hurricanes Betting Picks
As expected, the Hurricanes will engage in the highly physical battle on the ice against the Lightning in Game 2. But unlike in Game 1, the result will now favor the Central Division Champions. After losing home-ice advantage, Carolina will not allow themselves to be down 0-2 when they hit the road for the next couple of games of the series. It is the best chance for bettors to back on the home team in the NHL Betting Lines. Being the No. 1 team in the division after the regular season, Carolina will make sure that the series will be tied up after Tuesday’s game.
Score Prediction: Lightning 2, Hurricanes 3.