Florida hosts Tampa Bay after overtime win

Tampa Bay Lightning (48-22-8, third in the Atlantic) vs. Florida Panthers (57-15-6, first in the Atlantic)

Sunrise, Florida; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Panthers -140, Lightning +118; plus/minus is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning visits Florida after the Panthers beat Toronto 3-2 in overtime.

The Panthers are 36-7-3 in Eastern Conference games. Florida leads the Eastern Conference with 11.1 percent shooting and averaging 4.2 goals on 37.6 shots per game.

The Lightning are 14-8-3 against division opponents. Tampa Bay is third in the Eastern Conference with an average of 3.4 goals per game, led by Steven Stamkos with 35.

Florida beat Tampa Bay 9-3 when the teams last met on Dec. 30. Anthony Duclair scored twice for the Panthers in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers with 84 assists and has 114 points this season. Aleksander Barkov has 12 assists in Florida’s last 10 games.

Stamkos leads the Lightning with 58 total assists and 93 points. Nikita Kucherov has nine goals in Tampa Bay’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 10-0-0, averaging 4.6 goals, eight assists, four penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while allowing 2.3 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.

Lightning: 5-4-1, averaged 3.9 goals, 6.6 assists, 4.7 penalties and 13.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.

INJURIES: Panthers: Jonas Johansson: out (covid-19), Markus Nutivaara: out (undisclosed), Carter Verhaeghe: day to day (stay).

Lightning: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare: out (lower body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.