Odds to Win 2019 Stanley Cup
The Tampa Bay Lightning may as well be handed the Presidents Trophy. In addition they are the odds-on runaaway favorite to raise Lord Stanley’s Cup at the end of the 2019 postseason.
The experience that the group of skaters for the Lightning poccess trumps their talent. Tampa Bay lost in the Stanley Cup Final in 2015 and the Eastern Conference finals in 2016 and 2018. Furthermore the combination of the frachise talent and experience have brought them to the brink of an epic campaign.
Coming into tonight’s slate of National Hockey League contests the Lightning have a 47-11-4 mark with a total of 98 points. The Bolts are 18 points in front of one the teams projected to compete for the 2019 NHL Championship, the Boston Bruins.
Overall Tampa has a a 17 point edge in the league as a whole. They are easily the most balanced group of skaters on the planet. The Lightning rank first in goals per game (3.85) and are fifth in the goals-against average (2.61) container. Most noteworthy is their goals per game rate as the fifth-best average in the last 25 years.
The Lightning have 20 games remaining in the regular season and it is reasonable to project the team to close the season in the neighborhood of 128 points. 129 points. The most points by any team from any conference across an 82-game season is 132 points (1976-77 Montreal Canadiens).
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