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The Tampa Bay Lightning have not faced much adversity this season so coach Jon Cooper called the team’s situation a “five-alarm fire” going into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first-round series against the host Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday. The Presidents’ Trophy-winning Lightning dropped the first two contests at home after a 5-1 setback Friday and won’t have the league’s leading scorer Nikita Kucherov, who was suspended one game for an illegal hit.

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Money Line Consensus: Picks per Line

33%
  • 127
  • 125
  • 122
  • 121
  • 120
  • 120
  • 119
  • 117
  • 113
414 Picks 824
  • 38% (3)
    63% (5)
  • 39% (11)
    61% (17)
  • 36% (123)
    64% (222)
  • 22% (22)
    78% (77)
  • 35% (117)
    65% (220)
  • 31% (76)
    69% (169)
  • 35% (11)
    65% (20)
  • 39% (14)
    61% (22)
  • 34% (37)
    66% (72)
67%
  • -140
  • -138
  • -135
  • -134
  • -132
  • -133
  • -131
  • -129
  • -125

Over/Under Consensus: Picks per Line

Over 55%
514 Picks 414
Under 45%
  • 55% (514) -110
    6
    45% (414) -110

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OVER UNDER Odds 1:58am

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MONEY LINE Odds 1:58am

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GAMES

Last 10

W 40% L 60%
4 6
  • @Columbus L 3 - 7
  • @Columbus L 1 - 3
  • Columbus L 5 - 1
  • Columbus L 4 - 3
  • @Boston W 6 - 3
  • @Toronto W 3 - 1
  • @Montreal L 2 - 4
  • @Ottawa W 5 - 2
  • Washington L 6 - 3
  • Boston W 4 - 5
W 90% L 10%
9 1
  • Tampa Bay W 3 - 7
  • Tampa Bay W 1 - 3
  • @Tampa Bay W 5 - 1
  • @Tampa Bay W 4 - 3
  • @Ottawa W 6 - 2
  • @NY Rangers W 3 - 2
  • Boston L 6 - 2
  • @Buffalo W 4 - 0
  • @Nashville W 5 - 2
  • Montreal W 2 - 6

Last Meetings

  • Lightning @ Blue Jackets 3-7
  • Lightning @ Blue Jackets 1-3
  • Blue Jackets @ Lightning 5-1
  • Blue Jackets @ Lightning 4-3
  • Lightning @ Blue Jackets 5-1
  • Blue Jackets @ Lightning 0-4
  • Blue Jackets @ Lightning 2-8
  • Lightning @ Blue Jackets 5-0
  • Blue Jackets @ Lightning 4-5
  • Lightning @ Blue Jackets 2-0

Last Injuries

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Victor Hedman

    Upper Body
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Hedman has an upper-body ailment and it is unknown if he will return for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets.

  • Anton Stralman

    Lower Body
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Stralman is dealing with a lower-body injury and his availability for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets is uncertain.

  • Alex Killorn

    Leg
    Ques Tues | questionable

    Killorn has a leg injury and his status for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets is uncertain.

  • Ryan Callahan

    Undisclosed
    Prob Sun | probable

    Callahan sat out the previous two games with an unspecified injury, but is expected to suit up against the Blue Jackets for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round.

  • Victor Hedman

    Upper Body
    Prob Wed | probable

    Hedman sustained an upper body injury but is likely to return to action versus the Blue Jackets in Game 1 of Eastern Conference first round.

  • Louis Domingue

    Lower Body
    Prob Wed | probable

    Domingue has been absent from the lineup during the previous four games due to a lower-body injury. It is anticipated that he will suit up for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets.

  • Dan Girardi

    Lower Body
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Girardi is bothered by a lower-body issue. His status for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets is unclear.

  • Ryan Callahan

    Upper Body
    Doub Wed | doubtful

    Callahan left the last game with an upper-body injury and it is unlikely he will be available for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets.

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Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Adam McQuaid

    Head
    day-to-day | questionable

    McQuaid is sidelined due to a head injury and it is unknown if he will return for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference second round.

  • Markus Nutivaara

    Upper Body
    day-to-day | questionable

    Nutivaara is dealing with an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will suit up in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference second round.

  • Brandon Dubinsky

    Concussion
    Prob Tues | probable

    Dubinsky has passed the league-mandated concussion protocol and is expected be in the lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Lightning.

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