Florida Faces Tampa Bay On 4-Game Road Slide – Watertown Daily Times

Florida Panthers (10-2-2, first in the Atlantic) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (6-3-3, fourth in the Atlantic)

Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Florida visits Tampa Bay looking to end its four-game road losing streak.

The Lightning are 2-2-1 against the rest of their division. Tampa Bay is first in the Eastern Conference with 5.2 assists per game, led by Victor Hedman averaging 0.8.

The Panthers are 3-0-1 against Atlantic opponents. Florida is second in the league averaging 6.8 assists per game, led by Markus Nutivaara with 1.0.

In their last matchup on Oct. 19, Florida won 4-1. Anton Lundell recorded a team-high 2 points for the Panthers.

TOP PERFORMERS: Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning with seven goals and has 15 points. Alex Killorn has five goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.

Anthony Duclair leads the Panthers with a plus-11 in 14 games this season. Aleksander Barkov has seven goals over the last 10 games for Florida.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 5-2-3, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.6 assists, 4.8 penalties and 11.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .928 save percentage.

Panthers: 6-2-2, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.7 assists, 3.3 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .906 save percentage.

INJURIES: Lightning: Boris Katchouk: day to day (undisclosed), Erik Cernak: day to day (upper body), Zach Bogosian: out (lower-body).

Panthers: Mason Marchment: day to day (undisclosed).

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

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