Tampa Bay Lightning Set to Face-Off With In-State Rival Florida Panthers in Round 2 of NHL Playoffs

By  //  May 17, 2022

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game slated for 7 p.m. ET on TNT

ABOVE VIDEO: Nick Paul scored a pair of goals, including a between-the-legs beauty, as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Florida Panthers 8-4. (SPORTSNET Video)

MIAMI, FLORIDA – The Battle for Florida will be renewed once again when the Tampa Bay Lightning face-off against the Florida Panthers in Round 2 of the NHL playoffs tonight in Miami.

The game is set to start at 7 p.m. ET on TNT.

The first two games will be played in Miami, followed by the next two games in Tampa Bay, then alternates between locations in a best-of-7 series.


(1A) Florida Panthers vs. (3A) Tampa Bay Lightning
Panthers: 58-18-6, 122 points; 4-2 to win first round against Washington Capitals

Lightning: 51-23-8, 110 points; 4-3 to win first round against Toronto Maple Leafs

Season Series: FLA 2-1-1; TBL 2-2-0

The Lightning and the Panthers met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in the best-of-7 Stanley Cup First Round last season.

Tampa Bay won in six games in a series where the teams combined for 41 goals and went on to win the Stanley Cup for the second straight season.

On Saturday, the Lightning utilized a stellar 30-saves performance by Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy in Game 7 versus Toronto and two-goal night from Nicholas Paul to stave off elimination against the Maple Leafs in 2-1 victory.