The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Hillsdale, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Hillsdale, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
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An epic battle rages on between an area of low pressure off the coast and a frontal boundary stalled over and west of New Jersey. The front will ultimately be the victor, driving one more round of rain through the state on Thursday. While the day will start damp and dreary, it will end with big improvements.Those changes will lead to some beautiful weather for the first weekend of summer. Oh, it is going to get very warm. But isn't that appropriate here in late June?Thursday begins just like the last two days. Blah. Cloudy and ...
An epic battle rages on between an area of low pressure off the coast and a frontal boundary stalled over and west of New Jersey. The front will ultimately be the victor, driving one more round of rain through the state on Thursday. While the day will start damp and dreary, it will end with big improvements.
Those changes will lead to some beautiful weather for the first weekend of summer. Oh, it is going to get very warm. But isn't that appropriate here in late June?
Thursday begins just like the last two days. Blah. Cloudy and cool. Damp and dreary. But it will end brighter and drier.
There is one more band of rain soaking Pennsylvania Thursday morning. A few showers are clipping the western edge of New Jersey, along the Delaware River. More of that rain will shift eastward over the entire state between mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Let's say wet weather will resume between about 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. for most.
The rain may be steady for a time in western New Jersey, with total additional rainfall possibly topping a quarter-inch. Closer to the coast, you're not immune to wet weather Thursday, but totals will be much lighter.
That's because the rain is expected to fizzle before reaching the coast. It looks like the storm system is going to just run out of gas.
There may be some leftover clouds and dampness heading into the dinnertime hours. But it's also wholly possible that you'll catch peeks of sun before it sets this evening.
Because of the rain and clouds and on-shore breeze, temperatures will be stuck on the cool side again. It will get no warmer than the lower 70s Thursday afternoon. A moderate risk of dangerous rip currents continues for the Jersey Shore.
Clouds will continue to thin out and conditions will continue to dry out Thursday evening. Humidity is not going to be zapped from our atmosphere this time around. But the stickiness level will be manageable overnight. We'll end up comfortable, around 60 degrees.
Looks like a beautiful late June day to me. Under partly sunny skies, high temperatures will push to about 70 degrees. The breeze will be light.
The weather looks almost completely dry too. Having said that, one or two models still paint a popup shower over NJ around midday Friday. There's no big forcing or storm system in play here, so I've removed the shower mention from my on-air forecast. But the chance for a few raindrops somewhere in the state is not necessarily zero.
Warming up even more. Most New Jersey locales will surge to the upper 80s to around 90 degrees on Saturday. Mostly sunny skies, completely dry weather, manageable humidity, and a sea breeze keeping the beaches cooler? Sounds like a phenomenal first weekend of summer.
Some extra clouds and a more prominent southerly breeze, compared to Saturday. But still a pleasant, very warm summer day. Look for mixed sunshine and clouds, with highs temperatures again in the upper 80s to around 90.
Beyond Thursday, New Jersey faces one and only one storm system and one rain chance through the rest of June. That will be a cold front on Monday.
Most long-range models are now painting a pretty slow frontal passage Monday, and therefore a pretty wet day. If all goes according to plan, we should get a stretch of bright, dry, warm, not-humid days through the middle of next week. And then heat will probably surge just in time for the 4th of July Weekend — as it seems to do every year.
Got art?There will be plenty to watch, hear and buy during Creative Bergen's second annual Arts Amble this Friday through Sunday, June 10 to 12.Twenty Bergen County municipalities are scheduled to participate in the nonprofit group's three-day celebration of the visual and ...
There will be plenty to watch, hear and buy during Creative Bergen's second annual Arts Amble this Friday through Sunday, June 10 to 12.
Twenty Bergen County municipalities are scheduled to participate in the nonprofit group's three-day celebration of the visual and performing arts.
"We haven't quite doubled the 150 displaying artists we had last year, but we're close," said chairwoman Pat Weiman. "Bergen County is so rich in talent, but being so close to New York City it sometimes gets overlooked."
The art crawl will provide a variety of art to view and buy, as well as musical and theater performances and even martial arts demonstrations.
"It's not so much about the selling as the sharing of art," said Karen Waller, whose landscape paintings will be on display at the Ramsey and Wyckoff libraries. "We're happy that these events are helping Bergen County become known as an art center."
Displays will be housed in a combination of booths, public buildings, and artist studios such as Pottery on the Palisades in Ridgefield Park.
"This kind of event lets people know where we are, what we do," said Jennifer Shaia, one of four artists sharing the Pottery on the Palisades studio, which is on Main Street. "I think it's going to be more open this year. People are more willing to get out and look around."
The Arts Amble began last year and was inspired by western Minnesota's Meander Art Crawl and its studio tours highlighting 40 regional artists.
This year again, most of the individual Bergen arts events are free, so organizers hope for a big turnout of those looking to stroll, sit, listen and enjoy. Details are listed at artsamble.org.
Allendale: “Mamma Mia," Saddle River Youth Theatre, 5-8 p.m. Friday, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Archer Hall, Archer United Methodist Church, 37 E. Allendale Ave.
Cliffside Park: Cliffside Park Arts Festival, Memorial Park, 505 Palisade Ave., 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, rain day Sunday. Multi-discipline art event.
Closter: Ramapo Mountain Artist Blacksmiths, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, The Forge at The Homestead, 110 Schraalenburgh Road.
Fair Lawn: Cadmus House Museum, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 14 Pollitt Drive.
Mahwah: Second Mahwah Pride Celebration, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Drag Queen story time at 3:30 p.m., celebration, art show and live entertainment, Commodore Perry Field, 70 E. Ramapo Ave.
Oradell: Arts Amble Oradell, Hague Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, a family-friendly afternoon of creative activity and culture, 542 Oradell Ave.
Ramsey: Free Public Library, exhibit by landscape artist Karen Waller, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 30 Wyckoff Ave.
Rochelle Park: Public Library, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, “The Art of Survival,” exhibit of work by survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Bergen County, 151 W. Passaic St.
Rutherford: Williams Center, live performances and local art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, International Feels DJ dance and disco, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, 1 Williams Plaza.
Westwood: Veterans Memorial Park: Celebrate Westwood art display 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 49 Park Ave.
Wyckoff: Public Library, display by landscape painter Karen Waller, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 200 Woodland Ave.
Marsha Stoltz is a local reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
PASCACK VALLEY—Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo took to Facebook to apprise residents after what he called the most recent “no-name storm” caused flooding in the Westwood–Hillsdale area over Memorial Day weekend.He compared his borough’s office of emergency management response with that of neighboring Hillsdale — both boroughs no stranger to flood issues — and said he is among those “again press[ing] for the only immediate relief measure that can mitigate our local flooding problem — whic...
PASCACK VALLEY—Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo took to Facebook to apprise residents after what he called the most recent “no-name storm” caused flooding in the Westwood–Hillsdale area over Memorial Day weekend.
He compared his borough’s office of emergency management response with that of neighboring Hillsdale — both boroughs no stranger to flood issues — and said he is among those “again press[ing] for the only immediate relief measure that can mitigate our local flooding problem — which requires legislative intervention.”
Arroyo clarified his remarks for Pascack Press, saying “Saturday’s event was a clear demonstration of how a year-round lower elevation at the Woodcliff Lake Reservoir could avoid repetitive flooding from what should have been a manageable event.”
He said the 2.8 inches of rain that fell over 24 hours “might not have even breached the banks of the Pascack Brook had the winter elevation of 91 feet been maintained year-round.
“At the summer elevation of 94 feet, the Friday evening rain alone quickly filled that limited freeboard and began cascading over the fully deployed gates (95 feet) at around 2 a.m. Saturday.”
Arroyo said, “With 21 storms predicted this hurricane season, the reasonable expectation of replenishment makes maintaining the higher ‘summer’ water level unconscionable. In another scenario that might seem like the intentional infliction of emotional harm.”
Arroyo told residents the borough clerk had just the week before gone live with the borough’s flood page on the town website (westwoodnj.gov, Residents, Flooding Information) linking visitors with archived correspondence between the borough, the state DEP, and the water company, on the borough “requesting a year-round maximum level of 91 feet.”
Related to this, on April 5, Arroyo said, the Westwood governing body adopted a resolution supporting state Sen. Holly Schepisi’s proposed Senate bill S-790 Flood Control Measures.
“This bill would require the state’s water management facilities to include flood mitigation protocols in their standard operating procedures. Such measures could compel pre-storm release of maxed-out holding vessels, which is where the Woodcliff Lake Reservoir was on Friday night.”
Separately, the 10 mayors comprising the Pascack Valley Mayors Association — representing the residents of Emerson, Hillsdale, Park Ridge, River Vale, Montvale, Oradell, Old Tappan, Township of Washington, Westwood, and Woodcliff Lake — are meeting on flooding again next week. Arroyo promised an update.
Westwood’s flood page page offers resources under the headings Prepare, Respond, Recover.
It has links for Westwood OEM flood guide; flood insurance; flood insurance/community rating system; flood preparedness and mitigation; tracking storm conditions; flood safety; flood recovery; and flood archive.
It also explains, “Flooding occurs in Westwood along the Pascack and Musquapsink Brooks during severe rain events, although flooding may also occur in other areas of the borough due to various topographical and infrastructure conditions.”
It adds, “Stormwater runoff can elevate stream levels for hours, and even days, after the rain ends. Weather patterns to the north, including New York State, and the resultant drainage into the various brook tributaries, can result in flooding in our area well after a storm has passed.”
And it says, “With the Woodcliff Lake Reservoir to the north of Westwood, many residents consider the reservoir and dam operations to be a contributing factor to local flooding. The borough has no control over the operations of the dam or the reservoir.”
It says, “Seasonal water levels, and the release of water by Veolia (formerly Suez) prior to, during and after a storm event, are all subject to DEP regulations, which prioritize the preservation of the water asset and the structural integrity of the dam.”
Arroyo told residents:
Arroyo explained, “On March 30, I requested the DEP conduct an analysis comparing the accuracy of pre-storm rainfall predictions with actual rainfall, looking back over several years. The idea was to gauge how much of the water asset might have been lost had pre-release followed these predictions. And then compare those costs with the cost of property damage, emergency service costs, increased flood insurance premiums etc., generated by the standard operating procedure of holding the asset and accepting the resultant flooding.”
He said, “It seemed to me, if the DEP was instituting policies based upon climate change models anticipating more frequent and more severe rain events, that some significant part of the water inventory, let go in a pre-storm release, would presumably be replenished.”
He added, “Such a study might prove it more cost effective to take some sustainable financial loss on the water asset than continue to pay out damages and incur local service costs.”
The mayor said, “On April 29, I received an answer declining my request. … The dollars and cents of this cannot come close to capturing the mental trauma experienced by our flood residents. We on the governing body know that. We will continue to make sure your elected officials up the chain, the only ones who can mitigate your ongoing suffering, know that as well.”
On June 1, Arroyo told Pascack Press, “I got clarification from the borough attorney last night: The water company can manipulate the water level in the reservoir independent of the DEP. They are not precluded by law from doing so. However the DEP does not ‘recommend’ that the water company use this as a flood mitigation method.”
He said, “Whether their failure to do so is by law or by their regulatory agency’s (DEP) recommendation is largely a distinction without a difference. Neither Violia or the DEP have any incentive to move off the status quo.”
Arroyo said, “The flood residents have no leverage over the regulatory agency or the water company. The latter is a monopoly. The residents cannot take their money elsewhere. The water company cannot be shamed into operating differently.”
On June 1 we reached out to Deb Vial, spokesperson for Veolia in New Jersey, for comment. She wrote back promptly:
“The dams are operated under the strict oversight of the DEP and state regulators do not allow for the release of water ahead of storms. Regulators have good reason for this: The last time a release was ordered, the storm produced very little rainfall. That was followed by a severe drought, leaving depleted reservoirs struggling to meet the needs of millions of residents and businesses.”
She said, “The company’s reservoir system and its dams are built to protect the water supply, an essential resource, for 900,000 residents and businesses in Northern New Jersey. The reservoirs mitigate some flooding issues in the region by holding water. However, there are areas in traditional flood plains — flood plains that existed long before the reservoirs — where development should have been discouraged. That’s why the state has made buying homes in flood plains a priority through their Blue Acres program.”
Vial also said, “We understand that some areas have been impacted by development and we are working closely with municipalities to discuss to give them real time data on storms and reservoir levels. We have also offered to help them coordinate the clearing blockages in their stream beds.”
The Borough Council gave initial approval Monday night to allow the construction of self-storage units in addition to mixed-use residential units on an industrialized site north of downtown where some residents want a community center to be built.Amending the borough’s 2020 Hillsdale-Patterson Street Redevelopment Plan to let a developer build self-storage units would bring in tax revenue without affecting the schools or emergency services.In addition, the council approved amendments that allow residential ...
The Borough Council gave initial approval Monday night to allow the construction of self-storage units in addition to mixed-use residential units on an industrialized site north of downtown where some residents want a community center to be built.
Amending the borough’s 2020 Hillsdale-Patterson Street Redevelopment Plan to let a developer build self-storage units would bring in tax revenue without affecting the schools or emergency services.
In addition, the council approved amendments that allow residential development of 28 units per acre, which could include affordable housing, and lowered the density bonus — the maximum number of units allowed for the entire site — to 60 units from 68.
The council also approved an amendment to the redevelopment plan that would limit the height of anything constructed on the site to three stories and reduce the height limit of each floor from 14 feet to 10 feet.
Though no developer has yet been approved to build out the site, a joint venture between Claremont Development and March Development of Morristown has been designated as the conditionally appointed developer.
No agreement has yet been reached with them about what will be built, said Mayor John Ruocco. "We are still in the negotiating stage, using the redevelopment plan," he said.
The permitted uses for the area, based on the borough’s master plan, include residential mixed use, with commercial space on the ground floor and residences above, along with general public purposes and commercial services. The units could include multifamily residences, an assisted living facility, beer gardens and a licensed spa.
The redevelopment plan, adopted in October 2020, encompasses the industrial properties on Patterson Street, Knickerbocker Avenue, Brookside Place, Piermont Avenue and Prospect Place. The area was designated for redevelopment a year earlier.
The borough's affordable housing agreement with the Fair Share Housing Center and the courts requires it to build 24 affordable units in the industrial redevelopment area. Claremont/March would not be responsible for building those units, even if they sign a redevelopers' agreement with Hillsdale.
"Claremont March is only building on a portion of the industrial redevelopment zone,” Ruocco said. “However, their current plans assume they will build at least 20 units."
The changes to the redevelopment plan now go to the Planning Board, which has 45 days to provide comments. The council will then consider those comments and may adopt all, some or none of them, and will then consider final adoption of the amendments on June 14 at a second reading.
Residents are lobbying for a community center on the site. "We are the only town in Bergen County that does not have a community center," resident Louise Sharrer said at Monday’s meeting.
"Seniors are 20% of the population. Please make that a must-have priority in the development project," she said.
The Hillsdale-Patterson Street Redevelopment is one of several projects taking place in the borough. Less than a one-minute walk from the development area, a Chipotle restaurant has been approved for 441 Hillsdale Ave., where a former Friendly's was housed.
Shaylah Brown is a local reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
Sportsbook WireThe Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning meet for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final Monday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. The Avalanche lead the series 2-0. Puck drop is set for 8 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN+). Below, we look at the Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Final Game 3 odds and lines, and make our expert ...
The Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning meet for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final Monday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. The Avalanche lead the series 2-0. Puck drop is set for 8 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN+). Below, we look at the Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Final Game 3 odds and lines, and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.
The Avalanche streak into Game 3 with a pair of victories in Denver in the first 2 games. Colorado nipped Tampa Bay 4-3 in overtime in Wednesday's series opener before routing the Lightning in Game 2 Saturday by a 7-0 count.
The Lightning have dropped 2 of their last 3 playoff games following a loss after rebounding successfully in 18 consecutive postseason setbacks prior to Game 2 against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 6:47 a.m. ET.
Darcy Kuemper (8-2-0, 2.44 GAA, .901 SV%, 1 SO - postseason) vs. Andrei Vasilevskiy (12-7-0, 2.60 GAA, .918 SV%, 1 SO - postseason)
Kuemper picked a tremendous time for his best performance of the postseason. The Canadian goaltender turned aside each of the 16 shots he faced in Game 2 for his 1st shutout of the playoffs and the 2nd postseason shutout of his career.
Vasilevskiy was buried for 7 goals on 30 shots in Game 2, and he has yielded 11 total goals on just 68 shots in this series. He has also allowed 3 or more goals in 4 of his last 8 outings.
Lightning 3, Avalanche 2
The LIGHTNING (-108) are short dogs on home ice, and that likely is for two reasons. One, the Avalanche manhandled them in Game 2, and two, Colorado has won all 7 of its postseason games on the road. All good things come to an end, however. Vasilevskiy will be vastly improved in Game 3 after getting blitzed for 7 markers Saturday, and he will be the reason Tampa makes this a series.
The Lightning +1.5 (-290) will cost 2.9 times your potential return. There is just no value there. If you like Tampa on home ice, just play it straight up.
The Over has cashed in the first 2 games of this series, but UNDER 5.5 (-130) is the way to go in Game 3.
Tampa Bay should be better defensively on home ice, feeding off its crowd for a much-needed boost. Look for Vasilevskiy to get back to his world-class self in this one, which will be the lowest-scoring game of the series.
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