Staal has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
%W 0.48% | Streak 0
L10: W4 L6 P0
%W 0.53% | Streak 1
L10: W6 L4 P0
This contest should be a walkover for Tampa Bay. The Lighting are faster, tougher and have better goaltending. Having lost only eight times this year is a good sign that the Hurricanes' win streak will end tonight. The play Thursday is Tampa Bay to win.
Tampa Bay Trends
- TrendOver is 5-2-1 in Lightning last 8 games as a home favorite of -151 to -200.Hit %71.40% (8)O/U5|2Push1W/L
- TrendOver is 14-5-1 in Lightning last 20 games a home underdog of +110 to +150.Hit %73.70% (20)O/U14|5Push1W/L
- TrendUnder is 3-1-1 in Lightning last 5 games as an underdog of +110 to +150.Hit %75.00% (5)O/U1|3Push1W/L
- TrendOver is 5-2 in Lightning last 7 games as an underdog of +201 or greater.Hit %71.40% (7)O/U5|2Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 8-1-1 in Hurricanes last 10 games as a road favorite of -151 to -200.Hit %88.90% (10)O/U8|1Push1W/L
- TrendUnder is 7-0 in Hurricanes last 7 games as a road favorite of -110 to -150.Hit %100.00% (7)O/U0|7Push0W/L
- TrendUnder is 7-3 in Hurricanes last 10 games as an underdog of +110 to +150.Hit %70.00% (10)O/U1|3Push1W/L
- TrendOver is 10-4 in Hurricanes last 14 games as a favorite of -201 or greater.Hit %71.40% (14)O/U4|1Push1W/L
Carolina Hurricanes last injuries
McElhinney missed the last game dealing with a knee injury and his status to return Sunday against the Oilers is uncertain.
Bishop is sidelined with a lower-body ailment and is uncertain to draw back into the lineup for Sunday's game against the Oilers.
Tampa Bay Lightning last injuries
Johnson exited the previous game due to a lower-body injury and will not participate in Saturday's contest against the Sharks.
Hedman left the previous game due to an upper-body injury but is expected to suit up for Tuesday's matchup against the Stars.
Stralman is unlikely to play Saturday against the Sabres as he will be given the night off.
Callahan has sat out the previous two games with an upper-body injury but it is likely he will suit up against the Sabres on Saturday.
Miller is on injured reserve with an upper-body injury but it is expected he will return to the lineup for Saturday's matchup versus the Sabres.
Coburn missed the last game with an upper body injury but is expected to play Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.