Tampa Bay hosts Florida in Atlantic Division action

Florida Panthers (29-26-6, sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (37-18-4, third in the Atlantic Division)

Tampa, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Florida Panthers take on the Tampa Bay Lightning for a matchup within the Atlantic Division Tuesday.

Tampa Bay has a 37-18-4 record overall and a 10-6-1 record in Atlantic Division play. The Lightning serve 11.2 penalty minutes per game to rank fifth in the league.

Florida is 29-26-6 overall and 10-4-2 against the Atlantic Division. The Panthers serve 12.0 penalty minutes per game to lead the league.

The teams match up Tuesday for the fourth time this season. The Lightning won the last matchup 3-2 in overtime.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brayden Point has 35 goals and 33 assists for the Lightning. Anthony Cirelli has scored six goals with three assists over the past 10 games.

Carter Verhaeghe has 31 goals and 22 assists for the Panthers. Matthew Tkachuk has three goals and 11 assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 5-2-3, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

Panthers: 6-4-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.2 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

INJURIES: Lightning: Erik Cernak: out (suspension).

Panthers: Sam Bennett: day to day (undisclosed), Aleksander Barkov: day to day (hand), Patric Hornqvist: out (upper-body).


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

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