Tampa Bay is trying to pay for its grudge loss at San Jose.

    The Florida Panthers brutalized the Lightning. AOP / USA TODAY SPORTS

    The most interesting game of the day

    The most interesting match of NHL Wednesday night is Tampa Bay–San Jose Sharks. What makes this match delicious is that Tampa returned last night from the all-stars break with an ö-class guest performance.

    The team lost to Florida no less than 1–7. Tampa Bay now has quite a lot to show its home crowd – and itself – after the Florida crush.

    Even if Tampa doesn’t even play a home game, I would count on it now to have quite a revenge spirit and an advantage for this match following the crushing defeat. Especially when the opponent is a team that has practically already lost its playoff chances.

    Tampa attracts star category players (Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point, Steven Stamkos, Victor Hedman…) and the collapse of six goals is not really part of its fun. I believe that Tampa, especially at home, is now really fired up against the much weaker San Jose.

    After a good week’s break/rest, I don’t even count consecutive days’ games against Tampa as a minus. Correspondingly, San Jose, on the other hand, may be stuck straight from the ten-day break and a bit lacking in game feel.

    The best betting tip of the day

    Even in terms of betting, Tampa Bay–San Jose is a surprisingly interesting case, with Veikkaus offering the market’s clearly highest odds of 1.71 for Tampa’s regular-time win.

    It also deserves a small mention that Tampa has been one of the NHL’s strongest home teams this season as well. Even at the moment it has a streak of less than 12 home wins. Of these 12 victories, no fewer than 11 have already come in regular time. From these points of view, Tampa is valid up to the coupon. Tampa–San Jose starts at 2:00.

    Today’s games: Tampa – San Jose 1 (odds 1.71).

    The total balance of the day’s games for the year: 9/20/76%

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