Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 3/28/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 3/28/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Atlantic’s Tampa Bay Lightning will invade PNC Arena in Raleigh and face off with the Metropolitan’s Carolina Hurricanes in an NHL Inter-Division match-up on Tuesday evening.


Tampa Bay at 42-26-6 and currently a third seed in the Atlantic Division with 90 points looks to end a four-game losing streak following a 1-2 road loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday.


The Lightning is led by All-Star Right-wingman Nikita Kucherov with 102 points scored for the season.


In losing to Boston, Tampa Bay failed to convert a goal on five power-play opportunities while Defenseman Victor Hedman punched a goal with a shorthanded shot assisted by Left-wingmen Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Alex Killorn in the losing effort.


Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy defended 32 shots fired at him while dropping his record to 31-20-4 for the year. The Tampa Bay Lightning lost 33 of face offs to the Bruins with 27 shots and 35 hits made in the loss.


Right-wingman Nikita Kucherov led the Lightning with 102 points and 74 assists while Center Brayden Point scored a team-high 45 goals for Tampa Bay.


The totals went OVER in 4 of the Lightning’s last 6 outings while Tampa Bay is 1-4 straight up in its last 5 matches played.


The Tampa Bay Lightning are 1-4 SU in their last 5 contests played versus Carolina and 2-6 straight up in their last 8 road games.


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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes Predictions 3/28/2023


The Carolina Hurricanes will stay on their home ice for the last home defense and will try to get back from their recent loss in the shootout when hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.


Carolina owns a 25-9-3 home record and three-point ahead of New Jersey in second place in the Metropolitan Division.


The Hurricanes were at 47-16-9 overall and gave up an average of 2.56 goals per match which ranked second in the league while killing 84.0% of their opponent’s power plays.


Carolina failed to score a goal in a shootout competition resulting in their 3-4 loss at home versus the League’s best the Boston Bruins on Sunday.


The Carolina Hurricanes trailed by a 1-3 deficit until Defenseman Brady Skjei (16) and Center Sebastian Aho (33) scored one goal each bringing the score to 3-3 all while forcing the game into overtime.


Both teams were not able to see the net in the extra period thus pushing the match to go into a shootout competition where the Hurricanes surrendered to the Bruins.


Jack Drury chipped in his second goal of the season while Brett Pesce was the top setter with two assists for Carolina.


The totals went OVER in 5 of the Hurricanes’ last 7 matches while Carolina is 13-7 straight up in its last 20 games played.


The totals went UNDER in 14 of the Hurricanes’ last 20 contests played versus Tampa Bay while Carolina is 12-5 SU in its last 17 home outings.   


Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes. The NHL Pick for this contest is Carolina -140.


Both teams lost in their recent play but the Lightning suffered from losing four consecutive games while the Hurricanes won three of the last five contests played.


Despite losing LW Max Pacioretty in this match-up and for the remaining games this season, Carolina will be playing on their home ice on Tuesday and will feature their solid defense in this contest. Prediction: Carolina will win 3-2. 


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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 3/28/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET


Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC


Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023




NHL Odds/Point Spread: Carolina Hurricanes -140


NHL Totals: 6.0


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