Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets – NHL Preview, Tips and Odds

NHL
Tampa Bay Lightning
Final
6:3
Columbus Blue Jackets
Highlights and Stats


The Tampa Bay Lightning welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets to Amalie Arena on Tuesday for an NHL game scheduled for 08:00 PM EDT. The hosts of the upcoming clash are with 49 points and occupy the 3rd place in the standings of the Atlantic Division, while the visitors have collected 26 thus far and sit on the 8th position in the Metropolitan Division.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 12-15-2022
TeamP1P2P3Final
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning
1 0 3 4
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
0 1 0 1

Their most recent encounter was held on December 15th, 2022, and finished in a big 4-1 Tampa Bay Lightning victory. Brandon Hagel had a leading role for the Lightning and finished the game with 3 points in 18:45 of play time. He made 3 shots on the enemy goal and converted 2 of those. On the other end of the ice, K. Marchenko was the best of the Columbus Blue Jackets, finishing with 1 goal in 13:58 of ice time. Tampa’s goalie, Brian Elliott, faced 25 shots and managed to save 24 of them. His counterpart, Daniil Tarasov, was challenged with 28 attempts towards his goal, and three of those made it through to the back of his net. The Tampa Bay Lightning have a better head-to-head record against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the last five meetings, winning four and losing one.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team12-15-202210-14-202204-28-202204-26-202201-04-2022
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning
4 524 7
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
12 5 12

Tampa Bay Lightning Form

*Last 10 Tampa Bay Lightning Games - 6:4:0
01-06-202301-04-202301-03-202312-31-202212-29-202212-28-202212-21-202212-20-202212-17-202212-15-2022
4:2@ Winnipeg Jets5:1@ Minnesota Wild1:4@ Chicago Blackhawks5:3vs Arizona Coyotes2:1vs New York Rangers4:1vs Montreal Canadiens7:4@ Detroit Red Wings4:1@ Toronto Maple Leafs1:5@ Montreal Canadiens4:1vs Columbus Blue Jackets

It wasn’t the best night for the Tampa Bay Lightning on 01/06, as they were defeated 4-2 by the Winnipeg Jets on enemy ice. Anthony Cirelli led the charge, ending with two points to his name. He was on the ice for 15 minutes and 46 seconds and attempted two shots on the opposition’s goal. One of those found its way to the back of the net, and Cirelli also had a hand in one assist. Andrei Vasilevskiy’s 16 saves couldn’t prevent the team from losing as he let in three goals. The Lightning’s balance across the most recent 10 games stands at 6-4-0, and they are on a streak of two back-to-back defeats. This season, the Tampa Bay Lightning are 15-4-1 when playing at home. The Vancouver Canucks are next in line for the Lightning, as the two sides are scheduled to meet on Thursday, January 12th.

Tampa Bay Lightning Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    133.00
  • Goals Against
    112.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Tampa Bay Lightning Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Andrei Vasilevskiy

    Games Played:27
    Saves Percentage:0.919
    Shutouts:4
  • Top Skater

    Nikita Kucherov

    Games Played:38
    Goals:14
    Assists:41

Tampa Bay Lightning Missing Players

NONE

Columbus Blue Jackets Form

*Last 10 Columbus Blue Jackets Games - 2:8:0
01-08-202301-07-202301-05-202301-03-202312-31-202212-29-202212-23-202212-20-202212-19-202212-17-2022
1:0@ Washington Capitals4:3vs Carolina Hurricanes2:6vs Washington Capitals4:0@ Ottawa Senators4:1vs Chicago Blackhawks2:1@ New York Islanders5:2@ Chicago Blackhawks5:3@ Philadelphia Flyers1:2vs Dallas Stars4:2@ Boston Bruins

The Columbus Blue Jackets’ previous game was on January 8th against the Washington Capitals, which ended in a 1-0 loss. The Blue Jackets’ best player was the goalie Elvis Merzlikins, as he ended the game with a 0.947 save percentage, but that was not enough. Columbus owns a 2-8-0 record for the previous 10 meetings and, as of now, are on a streak of one defeat in a row. The Blue Jackets are sporting a poor 2-13-1 record when performing on the road. The team will face the Carolina Hurricanes in their next game, set for Thursday, January 12th, on home ice.

Columbus Blue Jackets Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    100.00
  • Goals Against
    152.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Columbus Blue Jackets Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Joonas Korpisalo

    Games Played:17
    Saves Percentage:0.913
    Shutouts:3
  • Top Skater

    Johnny Gaudreau

    Games Played:39
    Goals:11
    Assists:27

Columbus Blue Jackets Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning
2 1 3 6
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
0 1 2 3
Tampa Bay LightningColumbus Blue Jackets
  • Score

    6
    3
  • PP Opportunities

    5
    2
  • PP Goals

    3
    0
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Tampa Bay LightningvsColumbus Blue Jackets
  • 1`01:40
    Nikita KucherovErik Cernak, Brandon Hagel
    1-0
  • 1`07:40
    -
    M. Bjork2 minutes for Hooking Brandon Hagel
  • 1`09:05
    Nicholas PaulNikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman
    2-0
  • 1`10:55
    -
    C. Meyer2 minutes for Slashing Mikhail Sergachev
  • 1`10:55
    Mikhail Sergachev2 minutes for Cross Checking Carson Meyer
    -
  • 2`01:40
    Victor Hedman2 minutes for Tripping Jack Roslovic
    -
  • 2`07:04
    2-1
    Gavin BayreutherJack Roslovic, Patrik Laine
  • 2`10:25
    Vladislav NamestnikovPierreEdouard Bellemare
    3-1
  • 3`01:11
    -
    T. Berni2 minutes for Tripping Brandon Hagel
  • 3`04:35
    3-2
    T. BerniPatrik Laine, Adam Boqvist
  • 3`06:22
    -
    Elvis Merzlikins2 minutes for Delaying Game-Puck over glass (served by Patrik Laine)
  • 3`06:33
    Nikita KucherovVictor Hedman, Steven Stamkos