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In a match-up of Eastern Atlantic rivals, the Tampa Bay Lightning head to the BB&T Center to take on the Florida Panthers. The Tampa Bay Lightning are coming off a 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. Brian Boyle had a very offensively productive game with 1 goals and 1 assists. Brian Boyle has been solid this year with 18 total points. Nikita Nesterov scored once for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Tampa Bay Lightning received two goals from Tyler Johnson. Nikita Kucherov scored once for the Tampa Bay Lightning. It's been a good year so far for Nikita Kucherov, he has 43 points. Valtteri Filppula was dishing some apples with two assists. Alex Killorn was dishing some apples with two assists. Valtteri Filppula was dishing some apples with two assists. The Florida Panthers last played on Monday. The Tampa Bay Lightning have not played since Tuesday.
Roberto Luongo should start in net for this game. His team gave him a very heavy workload in his last game, allowing 3 goals on 42 shots. Roberto Luongo has been unremarkable when playing the Tampa Bay Lightning in his last 9 games, posting a 0.913 save percentage.
Andrei Vasilevskiy should be in goal for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was superb in his most recent game, posting a 0.944 save percentage. Andrei Vasilevskiy has a 2.42 GAA in his last 5 games.
It would help if the defenseman of the Florida Panthers would move the puck up the ice more efficiently as they allow 31 shots per game. The Florida Panthers have been okay at home, posting a 11-9-3 record. The Tampa Bay Lightning have gone 10-14-3 on the road. The Florida Panthers have gone 7-12 when playing Eastern-Atlantic opponents this season. The Tampa Bay Lightning have gone 9-5 when playing Eastern-Atlantic opponents this season. The Florida Panthers are 8-16 when playing a team with a winning record.
We like the home team's chances in this game. We will side with the Florida Panthers in this one.
Game Time: 7:35 PM ET
Florida Panthers -108