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GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning

First meeting with Bolts since playoff elimination should be spicy

Tampa Bay Lightning v Florida Panthers Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

Panthers (3-1-0 6P) vs Lightning (1-3-0 2P)

  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, FL
  • ON THE TUBE: ESPN+, Hulu
  • ON THE DIAL: 96.5 WPOW-FM HD-2 (D/B), 1230 The Gambler (PB), Thunder 100.3 (Keys)
  • SOCIALS: #TimeToHunt, #GoBolts, #TBLvsFLA, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Raw Charge
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 4
  • LAST MEETING: TBL 8, @FLA 4 (OT) - (Recap) 4/24/2022
  • NEXT MEETING: December 10, 2022
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Bobrovsky (2-1-0 .919 / 2.75 0SO) vs Vasilevskiy (1-2-0 .912 / 2.73 0SO)
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Tampa Bay

Scouting Report

The Florida Panthers will host the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at FLA LIve Arena in the first meeting between the Sunshine State’s two NHL teams since the Bolts set the Cats packing from the postseason on May 23. Tampa Bay is off to a slow start at 1-3 while the Panthers have looked pretty good under new head coach Paul Maurice and are 3-1. Florida depleted defense corps will have to keep a close eye on Steven Stamkos, who is up to six goals already. Matthew Tkachuk has put up at least point in four straight games for the Panthers. Let’s get in on...

Friday in the Atlantic (Standings/Panthers Playoff Chances):

  • DETROIT (2-0-1 5P) at Chicago (1-2-0 2P) 7 p.m.

Idle: BOS (8P), BUF (6P), MTL (6P), TOR (6P), OTT (4P)

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