Lightning take on the Panthers on 3-game skid

May 17

Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3, third in the Central Division) vs. Florida Panthers (37-14-5, second in the Central Division)

Sunrise, Florida; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT

LINE: Panthers +103, Lightning -122; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay will try to break its three-game skid when the Lightning take on Florida.

The Panthers have gone 37-14-5 against division opponents. Florida is fourth in the NHL averaging 3.4 goals per game, led by Aleksander Barkov with 26.

The Lightning are 36-17-3 against the rest of their division. Tampa Bay averages 4.2 penalties per game, the most in the NHL. Barclay Goodrow leads the team with 20 total penalties.

The teams meet for the second straight game.

TOP PERFORMERS: MacKenzie Weegar leads the Panthers with a plus-29 in 54 games this season. Jonathan Huberdeau has 15 points over the last 10 games for Florida.

Goodrow leads the Lightning with a plus-16 in 55 games this season. Brayden Point has six assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 8-2-0, averaging 4.2 goals, 7.5 assists, 4.9 penalties and 15.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .906 save percentage.

Lightning: 6-3-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 3.7 assists, 4.7 penalties and 15.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.

INJURIES: Panthers: Sam Bennett: day to day (undisclosed), Noah Juulsen: out (undisclosed).

Lightning: Barclay Goodrow: out (upper-body).

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