Thu, Nov 25, 2021 3:10 AM
By The Associated Press, Data Skrive
Seattle Kraken (6-12-1, seventh in the Pacific) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (11-4-3, second in the Atlantic)
Tampa, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Lightning -180, Kraken +149; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Kraken visit Tampa Bay after the Lightning shut out Philadelphia 4-0. Andrei Vasilevskiy earned the victory in the net for Tampa Bay after recording 34 saves.
The Lightning are 6-3-2 at home. Tampa Bay is the top team in the Eastern Conference with 5.4 assists per game, led by Victor Hedman averaging 0.8.
The Kraken have gone 1-6-1 away from home. Seattle averages 11.4 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the NHL. Jeremy Lauzon leads the team serving 34 total minutes.
The teams face off Friday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Steven Stamkos has 22 total points for the Lightning, 10 goals and 12 assists. Anthony Cirelli has five goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
Jordan Eberle leads the Kraken with nine goals and has 14 points. Jaden Schwartz has four goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Seattle.
LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 7-1-2, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.3 assists, 4.2 penalties and 11.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .924 save percentage.
Kraken: 3-7-0, averaging 3.1 goals, five assists, 3.5 penalties and nine penalty minutes while allowing 3.7 goals per game with an .861 save percentage.
INJURIES: Lightning: Erik Cernak: day to day (upper body), Brayden Point: out (upper body).
Kraken: Mason Appleton: day to day (lower body).