The Tampa Bay Lightning gave a vote of confidence to head coach Jon Cooper Friday, signing the bench boss to a multi-year contract extension. Cooper's crew will be looking for a good result Saturday when they face off against the San Jose Sharks in California.
- The Lightning are 3-9 in their last 12 meetings with the Sharks.
- The OVER is 4-1 in the Sharks last 5 overall.
- The Lightning are 2-7 in their last 9 games following a win.
San Jose has hit a wall as of late and haven't looked particularly good doing so. The Sharks have dropped three of their last four after completing a gruelling six-game road trip.
The Bolts and Sharks don't play super often, but when they do, high totals are the norm. The OVER has gone a sizzling 8-1 in the last nine matchups between the clubs.