Columbus vs Tampa Bay: Thunderbolts will take the lead again


15/08/2020, 23:30 GTM

Odds: 2.05

Tampa Bay

In the Stanley Cup opening game, Tampa Bay beat Columbus in fifth overtime (3-2), but in the match on August 13, it turned out to be weaker than the “uniforms” (1: 3).


Columbus has been an underrated team throughout the season, breaking all plans for leaders. In the playoffs, the "Jackets" alternate victories with defeats, but they look more than worthy in all meetings. They dealt with Toronto and in the opening match against Tampa lost only in the fifth overtime and then dealt with the Lightning with a score of 3:1.

We emphasize that Ryan Murray, Oliver Bj?rkstrand and Alexander Wennberg scored with abandoned goals in the victorious match. There are no truly eminent players in the "Uniforms", but at the same time they demonstrate excellent interaction on the court and are especially good at defending. Joonas Corpisalo plays no less well at goal, having reflected 36 shots in the second meeting.

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Tampa Bay

“Tampa” is definitely not happy with this situation, because the insult over the past year has not cooled down yet and they want to take revenge on their opponent for a dry defeat in the series. "Lightning" tries to act actively in the opponent's zone and makes as many shots as possible, but it becomes more and more difficult to punch the goalkeeper every time.

John Cooper's wards are great at playing in unequal lineups. In particular, the “Uniforms” just barely break the rules. However, Cooper is a great specialist, so he must find keys to the opponent's defense and fix the situation. Sooner or later, the number of shots should turn into quality and then the "Lightning" will no longer be stopped.


“Tampa Bay” looked very active in the last match and in some moments they simply lacked luck. If the "Lightning" continues to put pressure on the opponent in his own zone in the upcoming meeting, then the victory will undoubtedly go to them. We think that the Bolts should score a couple of goals and after that the game will open up and Cooper's squad will feel at ease.

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