Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Florida Panthers Predictions, Odds, Picks


Head-to-Head: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers

Tampa Bay Lightning Head-to-Head Florida Panthers Jon Cooper Head Coach Andrew Burnette 48-22-8 (3rd in Atlantic Division) Standing 57-15-6 (1st in Atlantic Division) Leaders Steven Stamkos (93) Points Jonathan Huberdeau (114) Steven Stamkos (35) Goals Aleksander Barkov (39) Steven Stamkos (58) Assists Jonathan Huberdeau (84) Jan Rutta (26) +/- Gustav Forsling (41) Steven Stamkos (2. 88) Shots (Per Game) Sam Bennett (3. 41)

Why Might the Tampa Bay Lightning Win?

The Tampa Bay Lightning have a difficult matchup in the Panthers, but they can leave Miami victorious if they shoot a lot and avoid committing penalties.

The Lightning do not shoot that much, but they score 3.4 goals a game. These 3.4 goals against the tough Panthers defence will be difficult to achieve. The Lightning must take more chances to score. They will have a better chance of scoring.

The Lightning must avoid committing penalties in this game. There are two reasons why this is important. Firstly, they have to avoid committing penalties because they have a penchant for doing so; their 859 PIM are the second-most in the league. They must avoid penalties due to the Panthers’ strong power-play unit. The Panthers convert on over 24% of their power-plays, the sixth-best in the league.

Why Might The Florida Panthers Win

The Panthers are the obvious favorites, but they will only win this game if they take smart shots and ride the hot hand.

The Panthers have no problem shooting the puck. They average an absurd 37.9 shots per game and score almost 4.2 goals per game. They need to know how to use the puck well and make the correct shots. The Panthers are good at scoring so this shouldn’t be difficult.

The Panthers have a lot of solid players. Jonathan Huberdeau, the Panthers’ best player, is their most important, but there are many talented ones after him. These talented players must be allowed to play and will make some great heroes.

Lightning Key Player: (RW) Nikita Kucherov

This is an unlikely pick, but my reasoning is simple. After a two-assist, one-goal game against Nashville Predators, Nikita Kucherover has just won.

Kucherov has a lot of momentum right now and needs to use it to help power the Lightning to victory.

Panthers Key Player: (C) Claude Giroux

This is also an unlikely pick, but I chose Claude Giroux for the same reason I chose Nikita Kucherov. This is his second consecutive one-goal and two-assist win.

Kucherov has to look for his shot and always be on the lookout for a Jonathan Huberdeau pass.

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How to Watch Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Information What Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Where FLA Live Arena Arena, Sunrise, Florida When Sunday, April 24, 7: 00 PM EST How to Watch ESPN+, Hulu

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