We’ve got a clear headliner in the NHL on Tuesday night as the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Toronto Maple Leafs in an Atlantic Division hootenanny.
The Bolts just clinched a spot in the postseason, but they still have a lot to play for with the Bruins just three points off their pace in the division. The Leafs, meanwhile, are six points back of Boston in the Atlantic as they look to make a run at home-ice advantage in the first round.
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Toronto Maple Leafs (+150) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (-170) | O/U 6.5
7:30 p.m ET
The Best Offense Is A Good Defense: Tampa Bay is widely considered to have one of the league’s best offenses, and the stats bear that out. The Lightning have scored a league-best 254 goals this year. That is 13 more than Vegas, 16 more than Winnipeg and 18 more than Toronto; those teams rank second, third and fourth in the NHL in goals scored, respectively. And while the Bolts’ attack is exemplary, their defense is pretty darn good, too. Tampa allows only 55.36 shot attempts (also known as Corsi) per 60 minutes at even strength (score + venue adjusted). That is the third-best mark in the league. — Michael Leboff