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Lightning visit the Panthers with 1-0 series lead

May 18, 2022 GMT

Tampa Bay Lightning (51-23-8, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Florida Panthers (58-18-6, first in the Atlantic Division)

Sunrise, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Panthers -156, Lightning +133; over/under is 6.5

NHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND: Lightning lead series 1-0

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Florida Panthers in the second round of the NHL Playoffs with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Tuesday for the sixth time this season. The Lightning won 4-1 in the previous meeting.

Florida is 58-18-6 overall with a 16-2-2 record in Atlantic Division play. The Panthers are 53-8-2 when scoring at least three goals.

Tampa Bay has a 51-23-8 record overall and a 13-8-3 record in Atlantic Division play. The Lightning rank seventh in the league with 285 total goals (averaging 3.5 per game).

TOP PERFORMERS: Aleksander Barkov Jr. has 39 goals and 49 assists for the Panthers. Carter Verhaeghe has eight goals and six assists over the last 10 games.

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Victor Hedman has 20 goals and 66 assists for the Lightning. Corey Perry has scored five goals with one assist over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 5-5-0, averaging 2.9 goals, five assists, five penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

Lightning: 6-4-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.9 penalties and 13.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Panthers: Markus Nutivaara: out (undisclosed), Jonas Johansson: out (covid-19), Mason Marchment: day to day (lower body).

Lightning: Brayden Point: day to day (lower-body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.