Panthers visit the Lightning after Bennett’s 3-goal game
Florida Panthers (2-0-0, first in the Atlantic) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (2-1-0, fifth in the Atlantic)
Tampa, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Lightning -139, Panthers +115
BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning host Florida after Sam Bennett scored three goals in the Panthers’ 5-1 victory over the Islanders.
Tampa Bay finished 36-17-3 overall during the 2020-21 season while going 21-7-0 at home. The Lightning averaged 4.2 penalties and 10.7 penalty minutes per game.
Florida finished 37-14-5 overall and 17-9-2 on the road a season ago. The Panthers recorded 311 assists on 188 total goals last season.
The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
INJURIES: Lightning: Zach Bogosian: out (lower-body), Nikita Kucherov: day to day (undisclosed).
Panthers: None listed.