Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning – 5/12/15 NHL Playoff Fantasy Sports, Hockey Picks, Odds & Predictions
It will be Game 6 in the NHL playoff series between the Montreal Canadians and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Hockey fantasy draft managers can tune to NBC Sports Network at 7:30PM Eastern Time from Tampa Bay to follow the action and scoring for their individual real money rosters.
The Montreal Canadians lost the first three games of this series to fall to 0-3 in back of Tampa Bay. They consecutive victories have narrowed the gap as the Canadians are hoping to win to set up a Game 7 in this series. Tampa Bay had won seven straight dating to back the regular season against the Canadians until they broke through with a 6-2 road win in Game 4 on Thursday.
Three of the five games in this series have been decided by just one goal. The Canadians have been horrid on the power play in this series as they found the net just once in fourteen tries on the man advantage. The teams have split the two playoffs game in this series at Tampa Bay. Game 3 was won 2-1 by Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Lightning Center: Tyler Johnson is having a outstanding playoffs in 2015 as he leads the Lightning with 8 goals and four assists for 12 points. He has a point in four of the five games in this series.
Tampa Bay Lightning Right Wing: Nikita Kucherov has eight points in the playoffs with four goals and four assists. All goals have come in this series. Kucherov a 21 year old had two goals in Game two and has scored goals in three of the five games.
Tampa Bay Lightning Left Wing: In 12 post season games Ondrej Palat has six points with two goals and four assists. He had a two point game in Game 4 with a goal and assist.
Tampa Bay Lightning Defensemen: Victor Hedman has been a factor in six of the Lighting goals with one goal and five assists. The five year pro was held scoreless in the past two games. He had a goal and assist in the 6-2 road win in Game 2. Anton Stralman has four points in his 12 playoff game with a goal and four assists. He has assists in his past two games.
Tampa Bay Goalie: Ben Bishop is 7-5 in his 12 playoff games with a goal against average of 1.88 and a 93% save percentage. After the Lightning took a 3-0 lead in this series Bishop has been tagged with both losses giving up 2 goals in Game 5 and three in Game 4. Bishop was lifted in Game 4 after allowing three goals in the first 25 minutes of the game.
Montreal Canadians Right Wing: Brendan Gallagher has three goals and one assist for four points in the playoffs. He scored goals in Game’s 3 and 4. There really is no standout performance for Montreal for hockey fantasy league managers to earn heavy from. The scoring had pretty much been spread equally among the lines.
Montreal Canadians Left Wing: Max Pacioretty has produced 4 goals and two assists for six playoff points. He gave life to a dead time by producing a goal and two assists in the Canadians 6-2 road win in Game 4 against the Lighting to provide confidence to a team that had been beaten down the entire season by the Lightning.
Montreal Canadians Defensemen: P.K. Subban leads the Canadians with 8 points with a goal and seven assists. He can be a bit undisciplined at times upsetting many NHL fantasy mock draft managers with the amount of time he spends in the penalty box. His average ice time is extremely high at nearly 27 minutes a game. Tom Gilbert has been productive with two goals and three assists for five points.
Montreal Canadians Goalie: Carey Price in 11 games is 6-5 with a goal against average of 2.17 and 92% save percentage. He has allowed two goals or fewer in four of the five games.
Pro Hockey Playoff One Day League Fantasy Picks
C: Tyler Johnson (Lightning)
RW: Nikita Kucherov (Lightning)
LW: Max Pacioretty (Canadians)
D: P.K. Subban (Canadians) Victor Hedman (Lightning)
G: Ben Bishop (Lightning)