Tampa Bay Lightning
1-1 (0-0 V)
Dallas Stars
1-1 (0-0 H)
Wed, Sep 23 - 8:00p ET   |   NBCS   |   Rogers Place
By Landon Smith

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 Prediction & Picks

With the Stanley Cup Final matchup tied at 1-1 following the first two contests, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Dallas Stars will meet again on Wednesday to determine the winner of Game


Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview of the match for the NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 Game on Wednesday September 23th, 2020.


Andrei Vasilevskiy Tampa Bay Lightning
35 W | 14 L | 0.917 SV%

Vasilevskiy turned aside 27 shots Monday in a 3-2 win over Dallas in Game 2.

Vasilevskiy was given a 3-0 first-period lead with which to work, and the 26-year-old helped the Lightning stave off a Dallas rally.

The only goals he allowed were a Joe Pavelski power-play deflection and a Mattias Janmark back-door tap-in.

Vasilevskiy has yet to lose back-to-back games in the playoffs and is a perfect 6-0 after a loss.

Anton Khudobin Dallas Stars
35 W | 14 L | 0.917 SV%

Khudobin stopped 28 of 31 shots Monday in a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 2.

Khudobin and the Stars were blitzed by three Tampa Bay goals in just under four minutes during the second period.

The first two were power-play one timers on which Khudobin had little chance, and the third was a long-distance point shot through heavy traffic.

It was the first time in his last five starts Khudobin has allowed more than two goals. He'll be back between the pipes for Game 3 on Wednesday.

The Tampa Bay Lightning

Tied their streak in the Stanley Cup final against the Dallas Stars at 1-1 after earning a 3-2 victory in Game 2 at Rogers Place in Edmonton. Monday.

The Bolts beat Dallas 31-29, going 2 of 4 in the power play, killing four of their five penalties and scoring the game's first scorer for the first time in seven games, when Brayden Point scores (10 goals, 26 points in the playoffs), Ondrej Palat (9 goals, 14 points) and Kevin Shattenkirk (2 goals, 10 points) gave Tampa Bay a 3-0 lead in the first period at 3:53 against the Stars n 'bury a total in each of the following two tables.

A third-period sniper Mikhail Sergachev (2 goals, 7 points), who would have gone 4-2 at the Lightning, was disqualified due to an offside appeal. Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves, including 17 of 18 shots in the middle of the period, in which Dallas made four power plays.

He is 15-6 since the NHL return-to-game plan with a GAA of 1.88 and a save percentage of 929, and posted a 30-21 total in the playoffs with a GAA of 2.41 and one stop percentage. of 0.919. Against the Stars in the current playoffs, Vasilevskiy went 1-1 with a GAA of 2.56 and a 0.896 save percentage.

Dallas Stars

A four-game winning streak ended for the Dallas Stars (14-9-0), who lost Game 2 of their Stanley Cup finals to the Tampa Bay Lightning with a 3-2 count at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Monday.

A poor performance in the first period, in which the Stars were 14-6 and gave up three goals, including two from the man handicap, harshly condemned Dallas, which went on to dominate the second period, but managed to light the lamp just one time in each of the last two frames.

Joe Pavelski (10 goals, 15 points in the playoffs) and Mattias Janmark (1 goal, 7 points) were scored, while John Klingberg (3 goals, 19 points) and Alexander Radulov (8 goals, 17 points) had two assists. every.

Goalkeeper Anton Khudobin made 28 saves and is now 13-7 for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a GAA of 2.57 and a .922 save percentage.

He has been 13-7 in his career playoffs with a GAA of 2.49 and a .923 save percentage, and is 1-1 against Tampa Bay since restarting hockey with a GAA of 2 .02 and a. 0.940 stop percentage.


The Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning to Win @ -155

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By Landon Smith, on 8:00p ET