Panthers Fall 2-1 Against Tampa Bay - Game Recap

Panthers Fall 2-1 Against Tampa Bay - Game Recap

The Lightning beat Florida 2-1 on Friday, earning a victory backstopped by Mathieu Garon's 23 saves.

The Lightning were a +121 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Tampa Bay got goals from Vincent Lecavalier and Steven Stamkos in the victory. Lecavalier opened the scoring at 8:59 of the third period.

Mathieu Garon stopped 23 of 24 Florida shots in the victory.

Tomas Fleischmann scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Mathieu Garon.

Jose Theodore stopped 29 of 31 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Tampa Bay went 1-for-2, while the Panthers were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay outshot Florida 31-24 in the game.