In the regular season match of the National Hockey League, Tampa Bay will host Columbus. The game will take place at the Amalie Arena on December 16. The meeting starts at 00:00 GMT.
Columbus was able to successfully end the home streak with two wins. In the first match, the team coped with Calgary, winning (3-1).
After that, the team took on Los Angeles and were close to another victory in regulation time, but couldn’t hold onto the lead. It came to overtime, where they still managed to beat (6-5).
Columbus did not succeed in continuing to perform in the same vein. In a duel with Florida, the team was defeated (0-4).
Tampa Bay continues its home streak and pleases fans with successful results. At the moment, the team has 37 points in the asset and the sixth line in the Eastern Conference.
The winning streak has already reached three matches. The team left no chance to Nashville and Florida with a score of (5-2) and (4-1).
After that, Tampa coped with Seattle (6-2). In each match, striker Kucherov scored five points.
Head to Head
Tampa Bay have beaten Columbus in regulation time in five of their last seven games. The last meeting took place in October and ended with a score (5-2) in favor of Lightning.
Columbus has conceded 115 goals in 28 games, and it’s likely that the motivated Lightning will score Columbus goals in the upcoming game.
In the upcoming fight, “Tampa” acts as a clear favorite for many reasons. The team is in great shape and will play in the home arena, where they lose points with great rarity.
Columbus, in turn, looks insecure, especially away, which again could be seen in the match with Florida.
Prediction for this match: Tampa Bay win + total over 5.5.