Florida vs Tampa Bay Recap - Panthers Win 7-4
The Panthers earned a 7-4 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday behind a 35-save performance from Jose Theodore at St. Pete Times Forum.
Florida was an underdog by +140 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Florida got goals from Stephen Weiss (2), Kris Versteeg (2), Sean Bergenheim, Tomas Kopecky, and Jason Garrison in the victory. Kopecky opened the scoring at 6:15 of the first period.
Jose Theodore turned in a 35-save effort for the Panthers.
Vincent Lecavalier, Teddy Purcell, Steven Stamkos, and Victor Hedman scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Jose Theodore.
Dwayne Roloson stopped 26 of 33 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Florida went 5-for-9, while the Lightning were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay outshot Florida 39-33 in the game.
Next game, Florida takes its act on the road to face Washington looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head home to face New York.