NHL Action Returns From All-Star Weekend Hiatus
Philadelphia and Tampa Bay are starting to form one of the better rivalries in the NHL. In their two previous meetings this season the Bolts have grinded out two victories.
NHL Action Returns From All-Star Weekend Hiatus: The National Hockey League is back on the frozen ponds following their annual All-Star Weekend break. After one of the best All-Star celebrations in NHL history, 26 of 30 teams hit the ice in tonight’s action.
Teams will now begin gearing up for what they hope is a successful run in the 2010-11 NHL Playoffs on the road to the Stanley Cup Final.
Flyers vs. Lightning – Eastern Conference Contenders Clash
The Philadelphia Flyers head south to battle the Tampa Bay Lightning in the marquee match-up on the February 1, 2011 NHL schedule. The Flyers (33-12-5) lead the NHL Eastern Conference with 71 points and are tied with the Vancouver Canucks in the race for first overall in the league. Philadelphia went into the All-Star break on a two game winning streak and are 8-2 in their last ten games.
For their part, the Tampa Bay Lightning (28-15-7) sit second in the East with 67 points and are third overall in the league. Tampa Bay has been equally hot having won their last five games and they are 7-3 over their last ten contests.
A Rivalry Is Brewing – Season Series History
Philadelphia and Tampa Bay are starting to form one of the better rivalries in the NHL. In their two previous meetings this season the Bolts have grinded out two victories. The first meeting ended 3-2 while the second was 8-7 in a shootout with both games taking place on the Flyers home pond.
Now the scene shifts to Florida and the St. Pete Times Forum where the Lightning have been lights out in posting a 16-4-2 overall record. Popular online sportsbooks, like the one at Bodog.com, have this game at PICK -110 with the goal total set at 5.5 (-130 OV). Skate with the pros when you bet with Bodog!