TUESDAY NHL TOP PLAY
New York Islanders (47-28-13) at Tampa Bay Lightning (56-25-6)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The New York Islanders put forth a valiant effort in this series and have nothing to be ashamed of with how they performed, but the Isles just ran into a buzzsaw named the Tampa Bay Lightning at the wrong time. I had New York in game four thinking that this was going to be a best-of-three series with the two sides tied at two, but the Bolts took all of the momentum by making it a 3-1 series and while I think New York battles, I just see the Lightning putting the final nail in the coffin. I expect a tight game throughout, but think that the Lightning deliver the final blow on an empty net, making it a 3-1 or 4-2 type of game, so give me the Lightning -1.5 as my premium pick for this game.