Preview: Tampa Bay at Edmonton

When: 9:30 PM  ET, Monday, October 20, 2014
Where: Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Matchup Edge
TB Edge in: EDM
Power Play
Penalty Kill
Face Offs

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be without their top defenseman Monday as they continue their five-game road trip against the Edmonton Oilers. Victor Hedman is likely to miss the remainder of Tampa Bay's trek after suffering an upper-body injury in Saturday's 4-2 victory at Vancouver. The 23-year-old Swede was holding his right hand as he left the ice in the second period and did not return.

Steven Stamkos scored two goals and set up another in the triumph, giving him five tallies in his last three contests. Edmonton remains in search of its first victory after opening its season-high seven-game homestand with a 2-0 loss to Vancouver on Friday. The Oilers, who are off to their worst start since beginning the 1992-93 campaign with four losses and a tie, have been outscored 15-5 in their last three games.

TV: 9:30 p.m. ET, Sun Sports (Tampa Bay), RSN West, TVA (Edmonton)

ABOUT THE LIGHTNING (3-1-1): Hedman entered Saturday's contest leading the team - and all NHL defensemen - with seven points. "You really feel for him," coach Jon Cooper said. "He's come out of the gate so strong. He's poised just to build on the year he had last year." Left wing Jonathan Drouin, the third overall pick of the 2013 draft, was recalled from Syracuse of the American Hockey League on Sunday and could make his NHL debut in Edmonton.

ABOUT THE OILERS (0-4-1): Edmonton came up with its best defensive effort of the season Saturday, allowing only two goals after yielding at least four in each of its first four contests. Taylor Hall leads the club with three goals and four points, with all but one tally coming against Arizona last Wednesday. Center Mark Arcobello is second behind Hall with two goals and is Edmonton's only player with a favorable plus/minus rating at plus-1. 


1. Tampa Bay has yet to allow more than two goals in a game this season.

2. Monday's contest will be Edmonton's first against a team from a division other than the Pacific.

3. With Hedman sidelined and Radko Gudas dealing with a lower-body injury that caused him to miss Saturday's game, the Lightning recalled D Luke Witkowski from Syracuse.

PREDICTION: Lightning 5, Oilers 2

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
Tampa Bay 3-1-0-1 W1 2-1-0-1 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 3-1-0-1 2-0-0-1
Edmonton 0-4-0-1 L5 0-2-0-0 0-2-0-1 0-0-0-0 0-4-0-1 ---

Last Meeting

Tampa Bay Edmonton
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
1/5/14 TB 3 EDM 5 27 21 1-1 26 24 1-3

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
TB M. Carle 2
EDM J. Eberle 2
Goals Player  
TB V. Filppula 1
EDM J. Eberle 2
Assists Player  
TB M. Carle 2
EDM S. Gagner 2
Saves Player  
TB A. Lindback 21
EDM I. Bryzgalov 24
Total Points Player  
TB V. Hedman 7
EDM T. Hall 4
Goals Player  
TB S. Stamkos 5
EDM T. Hall 3
Assists Player  
TB V. Filppula 4
EDM D. Perron 3
Saves Player  
TB B. Bishop 97
EDM B. Scrivens 84

Quickchart Matchup

Tampa Bay Off vs  Edmonton Def
3.4 GF
4.8 GA
32.8 Shots
31 Shots
7 PP
5 PK
Edmonton Off vs  Tampa Bay Def
2.2 GF
1.8 GA
31.2 Shots
25.8 Shots
3 PP
2 PK

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN 145 -160
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports 150 -170
Sportsbook 150 -170
5.5 150 -170
Top Bet 140 -160
5.5 151 -166
BetDSI 135 -160
Belmont 150 -170
5.5 135 -160
Vegas Odds
Westgate 145
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Tampa Bay Overall Edmonton
3-1-0-1 W/L 0-4-0-1
2-3 ATS 1-4
2-3 O/U 4-1
3.40 Goals For 2.20
1.80 Goals Agnst 4.80
Tampa Bay A/H Edmonton
1-0-0-0 W/L 0-2-0-0
1-0 ATS 0-2
1-0 O/U 1-1
4.00 Goals For 1.00
2.00 Goals Agnst 3.50