It will be a battle of reverse retro sweaters this afternoon when the Florida Panthers (13-10-4) visit the Tampa Bay Lightning (16-9-1) at Amalie Arena in the second meeting of the season between the Sunshine State’s two NHL teams. After returning home from a five-game road trip, the Panthers scored an important 5-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in their last outing. The Bolts are coming off a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators and have won nine of their last twelve games. Brayden Point’s power-play goal 2:08 into overtime lifted the Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Panthers in the first meeting at FLA Live Arena back on October 21.
- WHEN: 4:30 p.m. ET
- WHERE: Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
- ON THE TUBE: Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports SUN-X
- ON THE DIAL: 96.5 WPOW-FM HD-2 (D/B), 1230 The Gambler (PB), Thunder 100.3 (Keys)
- SOCIALS: #TimeToHunt, #GoBolts, #FLAvsTBL, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
- ENEMY INTEL: Raw Charge
- FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 2 of 4 (0-0-1)
- LAST MEETING: TBL 3, @FLA 2 (OT) – (Recap) 10/21/2022
- NEXT MEETING: February 6, 2023
- PROJECTED STARTERS: Sergei Bobrovsky (5-6-1 .884/3.51 0SO) vs Andrei Vasilevskiy (10-8-1 .909/2.75 0SO)
- PLAYER STATS: Florida / Tampa Bay/
- OTTAWA (10-14-2 22P) at Nashville (12-10-2 26P) 1:30 p.m.
- DETROIT (13-8-5 31P) at Dallas (15-7-5 35P) 2 p.m. (NHL Network)
- BUFFALO (12-13-2 26P) at Pittsburgh (15-8-4 34P) 7 p.m.
- Calgary (13-11-3 29P) at TORONTO (17-5-6 40P) 7 p.m.
- Los Angeles (14-11-4 32P) at MONTREAL (13-11-2 28P) 2 p.m. (NHL Network)/
Idle: BOS (43P)
Panthers, SoFla Media & Loyal Opposition on the Tweets