Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning – NHL Preview, Tips and Odds

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Florida Panthers
Final
1:4
Tampa Bay Lightning
Highlights and Stats


FLA Live Arena in Sunrise will host the opening game of Stanley Cup 2nd playoff round between the teams of Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning who are set to meet on Tuesday, 07:00 PM EDT. The two teams were against one another in last season’s playoffs, when the Lightning went on to win in six games.

Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 04-24-2022
TeamP1P2P3Final
Florida Panthers
Florida Panthers
2 1 1 4
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning
3 2 3 8

The previous game between those two opponents was held on April 24th, 2022 and ended in a high-scoring 4-8 win for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Nikita Kucherov was the star for the Lightning, as he concluded the game with 2 goals and 3 assists for a 19:00 stay on the ice. For the Panthers Sam Reinhart earned 2 points on the night. He stayed 18:23 skating and scored 2 goals. The Lightning’s goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy faced 39 shots and managed to save 35 of those. Panthers had Spencer Knight at goal, but he was unable to affect the final outcome, allowing 5 of all 17 shots he came across to end in the net. Tampa Bay Lightning are boasting a better H2H balance across the last five matches against Florida Panthers, registering 3 victories, while losing 2 times in the process.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team04-24-202212-30-202111-13-202110-19-202110-09-2021
Florida Panthers
Florida Panthers
4 9 242
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning
833 1 4

Florida Panthers Form

*Last 10 Florida Panthers Games - 5:5:0
05-13-202205-11-202205-09-202205-07-202205-05-202205-03-202204-29-202204-28-202204-26-202204-24-2022
3:4@ Washington Capitals5:3vs Washington Capitals2:3@ Washington Capitals6:1@ Washington Capitals5:1vs Washington Capitals2:4vs Washington Capitals10:2@ Montreal Canadiens0:4@ Ottawa Senators4:2@ Boston Bruins4:8vs Tampa Bay Lightning

In their latest game on Friday, 13th of May, Florida Panthers played against the Washington Capitals winning 3-4 on enemy ice to close the 1st playoff round series. It was Claude Giroux who concluded the match as the Florida Panthers’ best skater on the night. He spent 18:02 on the ice and was personally responsible for earning 3 points. He finished the meeting, scoring 1 of his 2 shots on goal, and turned provider for another 2. Sergei Bobrovsky’s performance also needs addressing, as he saved 34 of the total 37 shots on his goal. The Panthers’ balance across the most recent 10 showings stands at 5-5-0 and they are on a streak of W3. Florida Panthers were 34-7-0 when playing at their own arena during the regular campaign. The Panthers will be out on the ice for their next game on Thursday, May 19th when they are set to face the same Tampa Bay Lightning at home for game 2 of the series.

Florida Panthers Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Sergei Bobrovsky

    Games Played:54
    Saves Percentage:0.913
    Shutouts:7
  • Top Skater

    Jonathan Huberdeau

    Games Played:80
    Goals:30
    Assists:85

Florida Panthers Missing Players

NONE

Tampa Bay Lightning Form

*Last 10 Tampa Bay Lightning Games - 6:4:0
05-14-202205-12-202205-10-202205-08-202205-06-202205-04-202205-02-202204-29-202204-28-202204-26-2022
1:2@ Toronto Maple Leafs4:3vs Toronto Maple Leafs4:3@ Toronto Maple Leafs7:3vs Toronto Maple Leafs2:5vs Toronto Maple Leafs3:5@ Toronto Maple Leafs5:0@ Toronto Maple Leafs4:6@ New York Islanders5:2@ Columbus Blue Jackets4:1vs Columbus Blue Jackets

The last meeting of the Lightning was against Toronto Maple Leafs on 05/14 when winning 1-2 on enemy ice to book their tickets for the 2nd playoff round. Nick Paul stood above the other Tampa players, finishing the game with 2 points. He spent 22 minutes and 03 seconds skating and sent 4 shots on target. Two of those made it past the netminder. The team’s goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy managed to neutralize 30 of the total 31 shots that he was bombarded with. The team triumphed in 6 of the previous 10 outings, while allowing 4 defeats during the 60 minutes. The Lightning are on a W2 run at the moment. They finished the regular season with a 24-15-2 record when performing on the road.

Tampa Bay Lightning Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Andrei Vasilevskiy

    Games Played:63
    Saves Percentage:0.916
    Shutouts:9
  • Top Skater

    Steven Stamkos

    Games Played:81
    Goals:42
    Assists:64

Tampa Bay Lightning Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Florida Panthers
Florida Panthers
1 0 0 1
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning
0 1 3 4
Florida PanthersTampa Bay Lightning
  • Score

    1
    4
  • PP Opportunities

    4
    7
  • PP Goals

    0
    3
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Florida PanthersvsTampa Bay Lightning
  • 1`00:27
    MacKenzie Weegar2 minutes for Tripping Ondrej Palat
    -
  • 1`07:30
    Anthony Duclair2 minutes for High Sticking Brandon Hagel
    -
  • 1`14:01
    Anthony DuclairBrandon Montour, Jonathan Huberdeau
    1-0
  • 2`00:59
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    Ryan McDonagh2 minutes for Holding Stick Aleksander Barkov
  • 2`10:13
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    Ross Colton2 minutes for Cross Checking Ben Chiarot
  • 2`10:13
    Ben Chiarot2 minutes for Cross Checking Ross Colton
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  • 2`11:57
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    Nick Paul2 minutes for Hooking Claude Giroux
  • 2`16:01
    MacKenzie Weegar2 minutes for Hooking Nikita Kucherov
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  • 2`16:22
    1-1