Florida Ices Tampa Bay 4-3 - Recap
Florida earned a 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday, but needed a shootout to do it at St. Pete Times Forum.
Florida was an underdog by +160 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Stephen Weiss clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 4 for the Panthers. Florida got goals from Radek Dvorak, Shawn Matthias, and Dmitry Kulikov in the victory. Dvorak opened the scoring at 12:22 of the second period.
Tomas Vokoun turned in a 34-save effort for the Panthers.
Sean Bergenheim, Teddy Purcell, and Dana Tyrell scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Tomas Vokoun.
Dan Ellis stopped 24 of 27 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Florida went 0-for-4, while the Lightning were 1-for-7 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay outshot Florida 37-27 in the game.
Florida heads into a battle against the Ducks. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will have their next action against Toronto.