1:42 AM EDT, Wed October 18, 2017

Series Summary

Final 1-1
Fri 10/06 5 vs 3
Sat 10/07 4 @ 5
Raw Charge Oct 8, 2017
Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning lose Corsi battle and split the series

Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning lose Corsi battle and split the series

The Maple Leafs honour 100 years, Ovechkin breaks 100-year record, and Jagr remains the GOAT. The Bolts The Tampa Bay Lightning lost the second half of this back-to-back home-opening weekend to the Florida Panthers. The score was only 5-4 but the Lightning got crushed in every metric including shots, shot attempts, and possession. “If the Bolts were held in for a victory by Vasilevskiy yesterday, he tried his hardest to do the same tonight. He ultimately failed, blocking “only” 43 of the 48 shots he faced, but damn.” [Raw Charge] Some good news, Brayden Point is really good. Tampa...
Litter Box Cats Oct 8, 2017
Third period explosion helps Panthers beat Lightning 5-4 in exciting home opener

Third period explosion helps Panthers beat Lightning 5-4 in exciting home opener

Cats extract revenge in the second of the back-to-back Jared McCann scored a beautiful go-ahead goal 6:42 into the third period, 36 seconds after Colton Sceviour tied the game at three, as the Florida Panthers rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 in its home opener. McCann’s top-shelf goal was initially disallowed, but video review restored it to put the Panthers ahead 4-3 after Connor Brickley was ruled to have not interfered with goaltender Andrei Vasilveskiy. Brickley and Nick Bjugstad collected the assists. Vincent Trocheck notched his first of...
Gary Shelton Sports Oct 8, 2017

This time, Panthers take control against Bolts in 3rd

Sunday, 1 a.m. This time, the finish went the wrong way. The Tampa Bay Lightning, for the second straight night, was facing the Florida Panthers. The Lightning, for the second straight night, took a 2-0 lead. The Lightning, for the second straight night, let the Panthers back into a tie. And then the third period […]
Raw Charge Oct 7, 2017
Vasilevskiy blocks 43 of 48 shots in 5-4 loss to Florida Panthers

Vasilevskiy blocks 43 of 48 shots in 5-4 loss to Florida Panthers

Stamkos’ line was also good, but nobody else was. Tonight, in the Florida Panthers’ home opener, the home crowd was treated to a hard-working team that held their offensive zone for most of the night in front of a shaky goaltender — and I’m not talking about the Tampa Bay Lightning. James Reimer may have given up 4 goals, but the Panthers were able to hold on to win it, 5-4, on the strength of peppering Andrei Vasilevskiy with shots until some got through. This is likely called “having puck possession,” and it’s a concept that the Bolts would do well to learn. Before the game...
FOX Sports Oct 7, 2017
Jon Cooper breaks down Saturday night's loss to Panthers

Jon Cooper breaks down Saturday night's loss to Panthers

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper talks about Saturday night's loss to the Florida Panthers.
FOX Sports Oct 7, 2017
Panthers score 3 in 3rd, hold of Lightning push to win home opener

Panthers score 3 in 3rd, hold of Lightning push to win home opener

Jared McCann scored the tiebreaking goal after a review overturned the initial ruling of goalie interference, and the Panthers beat the Lightning 5-4.
FOX Sports Oct 7, 2017
Nick Bjugstad proud of teammates after beating Lightning

Nick Bjugstad proud of teammates after beating Lightning

Florida Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad says it feels good to get a win in the first home game of the season.
Miami Herald Oct 7, 2017

McCann has go-ahead goal after review, Panthers win 5-4

Jared McCann scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period after a review overturned the initial ruling of goalie interference, and the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 …
FOX Sports Oct 7, 2017
Vincent Trocheck: 'We stayed even-keeled all game'

Vincent Trocheck: 'We stayed even-keeled all game'

Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck discusses Saturday's victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in their first home game of the season.
Miami Herald Oct 7, 2017

Photo gallery: Lightning at Panthers | Sat., Oct. 7, 2017

View photos from the Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers game Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. …
Litter Box Cats Oct 7, 2017
GameDay Caterwaul: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers

GameDay Caterwaul: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers

Cats looking for a measure of revenge in home-opener Lightning (1-0-0 2P) vs Panthers (0-1-0 0P) WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 6:30ish WHERE: BB&T Center - Sunrise, FL ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, SUN Sports ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM (D/B), 640 WMEN (PB), 1370 WAXE (TC), Thunder 100.3 (Keys) SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #GoBolts, #TBLvsFLA, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook ENEMY INTEL: Raw Charge SB NATION: Game Feature Hub FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 2 of 4 (0-1-0) ALL-TIME vs TBL (RS): 64W-40L-10T 5TL 8SOL 390GF 344GA ALL-TIME at FLA (RS): 37W-12L-4T 4OTL 5SOL...
Raw Charge Oct 7, 2017
Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers: Battle of Florida Round 2

Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers: Battle of Florida Round 2

The Lightning head south to face the Panthers for the second half of a home-and-home back-to-back. Team at Team: GAME 2 Time: 7:00 pm Eastern Time Location: BB&T Arena, Sunrise, Fl Broadcast/Streaming: SunS, FSFL Opponent SBNation Site: Litter Box Cats Preview: The Tampa Bay Lightning head a couple hours south tonight to finish the second half of a season opening home and home back-to-back against the in-state rival Florida Panthers. While last night’s game was certainly entertaining, the Bolts will look to find more consistency tonight in their second game of the season. Getting...
Litter Box Cats Oct 7, 2017
Panthers comeback falls short in 5-3 loss to Lightning

Panthers comeback falls short in 5-3 loss to Lightning

Brayden Point’s three-point night sparks Bolts The Florida Panthers opened the 2017-18 campaign with a disappointing 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena. Florida’s two NHL clubs will meet again tonight at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. After the Panthers had the better of the early chances, Ondrej Palat got loose on a bit of a broken play and slipped the puck between Roberto Luongo’s pads to put the Lightning on the board 6:33 into first period. The assists on the goal went to Brayden Point and Victor Hedman. The Lightning went up by two when Brayden Point collected a...
FOX Sports Oct 6, 2017
Run it back: Panthers play host to Lightning to finish back-to-back

Run it back: Panthers play host to Lightning to finish back-to-back

The Florida Panthers host the Tampa Bay Lightning as the teams finish-off their season-opening back-to-back.
FOX Sports Oct 6, 2017
Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle sees positive takeaways after loss

Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle sees positive takeaways after loss

Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle is proud the way his teammates performed Friday though the team lost to Tampa Bay Lightning.
FOX Sports Oct 6, 2017
Panthers center Connor Brickley ready for next game against Lightning

Panthers center Connor Brickley ready for next game against Lightning

Florida Panthers center Connor Brickley is looking forward to capitalizing on turnovers and being more physical next game against Lightning.
FOX Sports Oct 6, 2017
Anton Stralman sees things to improve upon after Lightning's season-opening win

Anton Stralman sees things to improve upon after Lightning's season-opening win

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman sees plenty of things to work on after the team's season-opening victory over the Panthers on Friday night.
FOX Sports Oct 6, 2017
Lightning pull ahead late, hold off Panthers to take season opener

Lightning pull ahead late, hold off Panthers to take season opener

The Tampa Bay Lightning are able to hold off a furious late push from the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
Miami Herald Oct 6, 2017

Lightning deals Panthers and new head coach Boughner a defeat in season opener

The Stanley Cup is never won in October. But it sure can be lost. The Florida Panthers are well aware of how detrimental a slow start can be to a …

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