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Florida vs Tampa Bay Recap - Panthers Win 5-3

Tomas Fleischmann scored twice to lead the Panthers over Tampa Bay 5-3 on Saturday at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The Panthers were a +167 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Florida got goals from Tomas Fleischmann (2), Scottie Upshall, Marcel Goc, and Nick Bjugstad in the victory. Bjugstad opened the scoring at 16:54 of the first period.

Jacob Markstrom stopped 28 of 31 Tampa Bay shots in the victory.

Tampa Bay got goals from Martin St. Louis, Ryan Malone, and Matt Carle in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Anders Lindback stopped 27 of 31 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Florida went 0-for-1, while the Lightning were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Florida outshot Tampa Bay 32-31 in the game.