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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 6/3/2021

The Carolina Hurricanes takes on the Tampa Bay Lightning on 6/3/2021 at 8:00PM.

Carolina and Tampa Bay face off in an playoff game. The Carolina Hurricanes has a record of 36-12 this season. The Tampa Bay Lightning is 36-17 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Carolina Hurricanes Team Defense Preview

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They give up 1.8 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them among the best in the NHL. Opponents shoot 0.5 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Carolina into 3.1 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 85.23%, which is above average.

Opponents take 28.2 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and their opponents are not getting the best shot quality.

Carolina Hurricanes Team Offense Preview

They score 2.3 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.7 goals per game in power play situations. They are average in power play situations, nothing special here. Thus far, they have had 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 25.61% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a good team with the advantage on the ice.

They take 32.0 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and they are average in their shot quality.

Tampa Bay Lightning Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.0 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.5 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Tampa Bay into 3.3 penalty kill situations per game, which means they may be too aggressive or wrongfully aggressive. They have a penalty kill rate of 84.15%, which is above average.

Opponents take 28.3 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Tampa Bay Lightning Team Offense Preview

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They score 2.4 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.7 goals per game in power play situations. They are average in power play situations, nothing special here. Thus far, they have had 3.2 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 22.35% of their shots on the power play.

They take 30.2 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average in their shot quality.

The Carolina Roster

The Players to Watch for Carolina

Brett Pesce D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 14.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 21 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 25 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Dougie Hamilton D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 20.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 10 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 32 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 42 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 5.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Jaccob Slavin D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 22.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 12 assists this season. This puts him at 15 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 3.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Sebastian Aho F

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 16.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 24 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 33 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 57 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 16.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Brady Skjei D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 6.0 this season. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 7 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 10 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 2.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

The Tampa Bay Roster

The Players to Watch for Tampa Bay

Victor Hedman D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 5.0 this season. He has scored 9 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 36 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 45 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 6.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mikhail Sergachev D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 5.0 this season. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 26 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 30 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 3.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Ryan McDonagh D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 13.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 8 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 12 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 4.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Brayden Point C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 2.0 this season. He has scored 23 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 25 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 48 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 17.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Alex Killorn C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -1.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 15 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 18 assists this season. This puts him at 33 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 12.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Carolina 2 Tampa Bay 3

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