Tampa Bay hosts Florida following Point’s 2-goal game

December 10, 2022 GMT

Florida Panthers (13-10-4, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (16-9-1, third in the Atlantic Division)

Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Lightning -132, Panthers +113; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Florida Panthers after Brayden Point scored two goals in the Lightning’s 5-2 win against the Nashville Predators.

Tampa Bay has a 5-3-0 record in Atlantic Division play and a 16-9-1 record overall. The Lightning have a 9-4-0 record when scoring a power-play goal.

Florida is 13-10-4 overall and 4-1-1 against the Atlantic Division. The Panthers have a +six scoring differential, with 94 total goals scored and 88 conceded.

The teams meet Saturday for the sixth time this season. The Lightning won the previous matchup 3-2 in overtime. Point scored two goals in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Steven Stamkos has 14 goals and 18 assists for the Lightning. Point has scored seven goals and added four assists over the last 10 games.

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Carter Verhaeghe has 15 goals and nine assists for the Panthers. Matthew Tkachuk has seven goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 7-3-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.5 assists, 3.7 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.

Panthers: 4-3-3, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.5 assists, 4.4 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.

INJURIES: Lightning: Rudolfs Balcers: out (upper-body).

Panthers: Anthony Duclair: out (achilles), Anton Lundell: day to day (upper body), Spencer Knight: day to day (illness), Patric Hornqvist: out (upper-body).

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