Tampa Bay Lightning Vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets are two wins away from eliminating the Tampa Bay Lightning. This series now shifts to Columbus, and we expect the Lightning to come out hard in game three. They have something to prove to the rest of the hockey world, that their regular season success wasn’t a fluke. They’ll have to do it without the services of Nikita Kucherov, who is serving his one game suspension tonight. Despite that, there is a ton of value to exploit on both sides, so let’s dig in!

For Tampa Bay, it looks like Mathieu Joseph is going to get a chance to play on the top line with Steven Stamkos and Yanni Gourde. He’s $3200 on FD, so the savings alone is good enough for me to plug him into my lineup. He may get demoted during the game if the Lightning need a spark, but he doesn’t have to do much to hit value.

Move down the lineup, Ondrej Palat and Brayden Point are playing on the top power play unit together, so they are a nice...