[7:30 PM] Lightning @ Maple Leafs

Who will WIN this matchup?

Tampa Bay Lightning (4-1-0)

@ Toronto Maple Leafs (1-1-3)


Starting Goalies:

Ben Bishop(TB): Confirmed

Frederik Andersen(TOR): Likely


Current odds:

Tampa Bay Lightning: (-135)

Toronto Maple Leafs: (+115)


Many wondered after last season if Tuesday night would be the first game Steven Stamkos played against the team that drafted him in 2008. Stamkos surprised just about everyone by re-signing with the Tampa Bay Lightning for eight years and the captain looks to remain hot when he takes the ice near his home town in Toronto against the exciting young Maple Leafs.

Tampa Bay produced their most complete game Saturday in the 4-1 victory over Ottawa . Vladisav Namestnikov had a goal and an assist after being moved to a line with Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov while the newly formed Alex Killorn-Valtteri Filppula-Brayden Point trio combined for four points (two goals). The Lightning have yet to get a goal from its defense corps, but the blue line group boasts six assists.

William Nylander has nearly matched Matthews’ production in the first five games, registering three goals and four assists with a plus-3 rating after scoring twice Saturday. The 20-year-old, who was picked eighth overall by the Maple Leafs in 2014, averages almost four shots per game after notching six goals and seven assists in 22 games last season. Goalie Frederik Andersen is searching for his top form while sporting an .879 save percentage and giving up two overtime goals, but has yet to lose in regulation in his first four starts.

Toronto placed LW Milan Michalek on waivers Monday and claimed F Ben Smith from Colorado.

The Lightning have killed off 12 straight power-play opportunities after giving up one 3:12 into the season against Detroit.

Tampa Bay won four of five meetings last season, but lost the last matchup in Toronto 4-1 on March 15.


StreakSmarts Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick