Preseason GameThread #6: Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning
Cats and Bolts go again in Tampa
Panthers (5-0-0 10P) at Lightning (1-4-0 2P)
- WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET
- WHERE: AMALIE Arena, Tampa, FL
- WATCH: FloridaPanthers.com
- SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #GoBolts, #FLAvsTBL, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
- ENEMY INTEL: Raw Charge
- PROJECTED STARTERS: Knight / Gibson vs. Brian Elliott/
The Panthers remained perfect in the preseason by beating the Lightning 3-2 at Orlando’s Amway Center on Tuesday. Owen Tippett scored twice, Frank Vatrano got his fourth of the preseason and Spencer Knight made 28 saves in the win. After the rough outing which cost the Panthers the services of Noel Acciari, Florida recalled Zac Dalpe, Noah Juulsen and Serron Noel from Charlotte, So, look for tonight’s lineup to skew younger as the Cats will be looking to avoid further injuries to key players. The two teams will close out the exhibition schedule on Saturday at FLA LIve Arena.
Panthers projected roster for tonight:
Goaltenders: Spencer Knight, Christopher Gibson
Defensemen: Chase Priskie, Radko Gudas, Markus Nutivaara, Brandon Montour, Noah Juulsen, Kevin Connauton
Forwards: Anthony Duclair, Eetu Luostarinen, Sam Reinhart, Mason Marchment, Anton Lundell, Patric Hornqvist, Joe Thornton, Juho Lammikko, Owen Tippett, Ryan Lomberg, Zac Dalpe, Serron Noel
Other preseason games:
- Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens 7 p.m.
- New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils 7 p.m.
- Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
- Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild 8 p.m.
- Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars 8 p.m.
- Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers 9 p.m.
- Arizona Coyotes at Vegas Golden Knights 10 p.m. (NHL Network)/
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