The Bolts’ blue line
NHL picks today: Expert selections, odds for Game 3 between Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders
After a lackluster showing in Game 1, the Lightning looked like defending champs in Game 2. Tampa Bay’s top line of Ondrej Palat, Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov combined for two goals, three assists and nine shots on goal. The Bolts’ blue line contributed scoring as well with Victor Hedman and Jan Rutta scoring.
Now the series shifts to Long Island and even after the loss the Islanders are in a decent spot after getting a split in Tampa. With the series 1-1, Tampa is -200 to advance while the Isles are at +165.