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GAME OF THE WEEK (NHL): MAJOR WAGER ALERT ON THE ICE

GAME OF THE WEEK (NHL): MAJOR WAGER ALERT ON THE ICE

Tampa Bay vs. Columbus, 04/14/2019 19:00 EDT, Score: 1 - 3

Money Line: -133 Tampa Bay

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Loss

The Tampa Bay Lightning dominated the regular season but have their backs against the wall just two games into the first round of the NHL playoffs following a pair of home losses to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

"We’re in a tough position, but we’re not going to quit," Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos told reporters. "We’ve got to take a page out of their book and go on the road and win a hockey game. We just got to focus on Game 3. … It’s not from lack of effort, guys are working hard, we’re just not working smart enough. They’re executing their game plan a lot better than we’re executing ours."

The Lightning had won six straight meetings with the Jackets heading into this series and are 6-1 in the last seven meetings at Nationwide Arena. No reason to overthink this one; let's back the best team in the hockey in what can only be described as do-or-die situation.

10* play on Tampa Bay Lightning.


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