Tampa Bay Lightning (9-2-1) at Florida Panthers (8-1-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers +137 / Tampa Bay Lightning -152 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers meet Saturday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 27.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with seven goals, Victor Hedman has 11 assists and Brayden Point has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 22 goals on 309 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up one goal on 24 shots.
The Florida Panthers look to build on their impressive 8-1-2 record. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 36.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Carter Verhaeghe leads Florida with seven goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 11 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up four goals on 61 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up seven goals on 58 shots.
The Lightning are 69-33 in their last 102 road games and 53-20 in their last 73 overall. The Panthers are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The over is 5-2 in Lightning last 7 overall. The under is 6-2 in Panthers last 8 overall. The Lightning are 9-2 in the last 11 meetings. The home team is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are going to be one of the more consistent teams in the league all season long, but we're once again getting plus money with a club that's lost just once in regulation in 11 tries. The Florida Panthers not only beat the Lightning comfortably on Thursday, but they're a team that's been itching to prove they're contenders the past couple of years and falls short of expectations. This seems to finally be their chance. Give me the Panthers again.