Florida hosts Tampa Bay following overtime win

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Tampa Bay Lightning (48-22-8, third in the Atlantic) vs. Florida Panthers (57-15-6, first in the Atlantic)

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

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Panthers -140, Lightning +118; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning visit Florida after the Panthers defeated Toronto 3-2 in overtime.

The Panthers are 36-7-3 in Eastern Conference games. Florida leads the Eastern Conference shooting 11.1% and averaging 4.2 goals on 37.6 shots per game.

The Lightning are 14-8-3 against division opponents. Tampa Bay is third in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.4 goals per game, led by Steven Stamkos with 35.

Florida defeated Tampa Bay 9-3 in the last meeting between these teams on Dec. 30. Anthony Duclair scored two goals for the Panthers in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers with 84 assists and has 114 points this season. Aleksander Barkov has 12 assists over the last 10 games for Florida.

Stamkos leads the Lightning with 58 total assists and has 93 points. Nikita Kucherov has nine goals over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 10-0-0, averaging 4.6 goals, eight assists, four penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.

Lightning: 5-4-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.6 assists, 4.7 penalties and 13.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.

INJURIES: Panthers: Jonas Johansson: out (covid-19), Markus Nutivaara: out (undisclosed), Carter Verhaeghe: day to day (maintenance).

Lightning: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare: out (lower body).

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

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