Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers - 11/14/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (6-7-3) at Tampa Bay Lightning (8-8-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -170 / Florida Panthers +145 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Florida Panthers look to get back in the win column against instate rival the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Florida Panthers found home was not so sweet in a 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres at BB&T Center on Thursday night. The Sabres defense and offense were just enough to bring in their 6th win in seven contests while the Panthers are heading in the opposite direction with defeats in six of seven. Cody Franson, Sam Reinhart and Brian Gionta each scored for Buffalo while rookie netminder Linus Ullmark stopped 36 shots to lead his team to their third straight win. The Panthers offense came off the sticks of Vincent Trocheck and Jonathan Huberdeau with Roberto Luongo absorbing the loss with 16 stops.
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Home ice hasn’t been all that friendly to the Tampa Bay Lightning who had lost three straight at Amalie Arena before upending the Calgary Flames on Thursday. Superb defense was the key as Ben Bishop was strong between the pipes with a 30 save performance to pick up the win. Steven Stamkos tallied the winner in the third while Brian Boyle and Tyler Johnson also lit the lamp to lift Tampa Bay to 8-8-2. The Panthers lone tally came off the stick of Sam Bennett while the loss went to Kari Ramo who recorded 26 stops as the Panthers are slow out of the gate with a 5-11-1 record.
The under is 4-0-3 in Panthers last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and the over is 2-0-3 in Panthers last 5 overall while going 2-0-3 in Panthers last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 6-0-1 in Lightning last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and the Lightning are 0-5 in their last 5 games following a win while the under is 3-0-2 in Lightning last 5 overall. The Panthers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Tampa Bay and are 3-14 in the last 17 meetings while the over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Tampa Bay. No lines or goalies but the trends favor Tampa Bay and the over…