The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Los Angeles Kings at the Amalie Arena in our NHL free pick for Tuesday. The Lightning saw their ten game winning streak come to an end on Sunday, as they lost 3-1 to the New Jersey Devils. On the other hand, the Kings will look to bounce back from a 2-0 loss against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. Before we get into our NHL free pick for tonight’s match, we would like to remind our readers that our NHL picks are now available for purchase. You can get all of today’s picks for only $5.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Los Angeles Kings
Tuesday, January 14 – 19:00 EST – Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to return to winning ways when they host the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday in front of their fans. Despite their loss on Sunday, a standing ovation is required for this Lightning team that managed to earn ten wins in a row. Furthermore, these results allowed Tampa Bay to climb up the standings. They are now sitting in second place of the Atlantic division standings. The Lightning are 14-7-2 at home this season. Offensively, they are scoring 4.13 goals per game, ranking 1st in the league. Defensively, they are conceding 2.91 goals per game, ranking 16th in the league. Nikita Kucherov is leading the team in points with 49. Curtis McElhinney (5-5-2, GAA: 3.10) is likely to start in goal tonight.
On the other hand, the Los Angeles Kings are having trouble stringing together wins this season. As a result, they sit one point ahead of last place in the Pacific division standings. The Kings have now lost seven of their last ten matches. On the road, the visitors are 7-15-3 this season. Offensively, Los Angeles is scoring 2.32 goals per game, ranking 28th in the league. Defensively, they are conceding 3.44 goals per game, ranking 22nd in the league. The Kings will need an outstanding performance to earn a result tonight. Anze Kopitar leads the team in points with 40. Jack Campbell (6-7-2, GAA: 2.91) is expected to start in goal.
OUR PICK: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -1.5 PUCK LINE
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