Carolina Hurricanes (44-15-7, first in the Metropolitan) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (41-18-6, second in the Atlantic)
Tampa, Florida; Tuesday, 19:00 EDT
FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Lightning -140, Hurricanes +118; over / under is 5.5
BOTTOM: The Tampa Bay Lightning hosts Carolina after Martin Necas scored two goals in the Hurricanes’ 6-1 victory over the Capitals.
The Blitzes are 23-12-3 against Eastern Conference opponents. Tampa Bay receives an average of 4.4 penalties per game, the most in the Eastern Conference. Alex Killorn leads the team with 27 total penalties.
The Hurricanes are 23-11-5 against conference opponents. Carolina ranks third in the Eastern Conference with an average of 5.9 assists per game, led by Tony DeAngelo with 0.7.
In their last meeting on March 22, Carolina won 3-2.
TOP ACHIEVERS: Victor Hedman leads the Blitz with 45 assists and has 63 points this season. Killorn has had four goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes with 65 points, scoring 29 goals and adding 36 assists. Seth Jarvis has had four goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Carolina.
LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 4-6-0, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.9 assists, 5.7 penalties and 12.5 penalty minutes while 2.4 goals per game are conceded with a 0.927 save percentage.
Hurricanes: 5-3-2, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.9 penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes, while allowing 1.8 goals per game with a 0.932 save percentage.
INJURY: Lightning: Ryan McDonagh: off (torso).
Hurricanes: Jordan Martinook: out (not disclosed), Ethan Bear: day to day (lower body).
The Associated Press has created this story using data provided by Data Writing and data from Sports Radar.