Tampa Bay vs Florida Wrap - Florida Wins 6-0
The battle between the Panthers and Lightning didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Tampa Bay was handed a 6-0 defeat on Saturday at BankAtlantic Center.
Florida won as a -115 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Florida got goals from David Booth (2), Cory Stillman, Steven Reinprecht, Dennis Wideman, and Rostislav Olesz in the victory. Stillman opened the scoring at 1:50 of the first period.
Tomas Vokoun turned in a 29-save effort for the Panthers.
Mike Smith stopped 20 of 23 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Florida scored 1 time on 4 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Florida by a margin of 38-29.
Florida heads into a battle against the Stars. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will have their next action against Dallas.