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Preseason GameThread #5: Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning

Cats and Bolts face off tonight in Orlando

NHL: MAY 26 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round - Panthers at Lightning Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Panthers (4-0-0 8P) at Lightning (1-3-0 2P)

  • WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
  • WATCH: NHL Network, Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports Sun
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #GoBolts, #FLAvsTBL, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Raw Charge
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Spencer Knight vs. Andrei Vasilevskiy

Scouting Report

The Panthers put their perfect preseason record on the line tonight when they play the first of three against cross-state rival Tampa Bay at Orlando’s Amway Center. Anton Lundell, Joe Thornton and Maxin Mamin returned to practice, but Coach Q said Lundell and Thornton are likely to go in Thursday’s tilt at Amalie Arena instead of tonight. Sergei Bobrovsky was supposed to get the start in goal, but his wife is about to give birth so look for Spencer Knight to get the call.

Panthers roster for tonight:

Goaltenders: Spencer Knight, Christopher Gibson

Other preseason games:

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