Friday night started a series of four-out-of-five games at Amalie Arena for the Tampa Bay Lightning (38-19-6). This afternoon's game against the Florida Panthers (27-22-13) at BB&T Center is the lone away-game of that stretch.
Florida is on a quest for the final wild card berth in the Eastern Conference, trailing the Boston Bruins at current. They're also playing the flip-side of back-to-back games today, having played the Buffalo Sabres yesterday. Will the Cats have enough gas left in the tank to hold off the Bolts?
The Tampa Bay Lightning took on a new-look Florida Panthers forward group and fell flat on their faces, falling a 4-1 hole before making things interesting in the 3rd period of a 4-3 defeat at BB&T Center.