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Can We Just Let One Season End Before Predicting The Next?

Monday, June 24th, 2019

According to data provided to FiveThirtyEight by the betting sites SportsBetting.ag and BetOnline.ag, Tampa Bay was installed as 8-to-1 favorites to win the 2020 Stanley Cup within hours of the St. Louis Blues winning the 2019 Stanley Cup, while the Bucks were made 9-to-2 favorites for next year's NBA title before the confetti even settled on the Toronto Raptors' 2019 victory. It's all part of a movement toward increased focus on next year's potential winners, practically before the current champs can even be entered into the record books. The day-after, next-year title odds have certainly become a big deal in our industry,” said Scott Cooley, a spokesman for the two oddsmakers above.

Lightning top Stars 2-0 on Vasilevskiy’s 2nd shutout in week

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Andrei Vasilevskiy's second shutout in a week came with a little help from his friends on the penalty kill. The goaltender stopped 35 shots while helping to stifle six Dallas Stars power plays, and Ondrej Palat and Mikhail Sergachev scored for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 2-0 victory Tuesday night. Vasilevskiy improved to 10-2-1 since his return from injury, posting his third shutout this season and the 15th of his career for the Lightning, who have an NHL-best 74 points.