Florida Skates Past Tampa Bay 3-2 - Recap

Florida Skates Past Tampa Bay 3-2 - Recap

The Lightning came up short Tuesday against the Panthers, falling 3-2 in a shootout.

The Panthers were a +135 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

The win was clinched by Peter Mueller, who beat Mathieu Garon in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Florida. Tomas Kopecky and Greg Rallo each scored for the Panthers in the victory. Kopecky opened the scoring for Florida, finding the back of the net at 8:36 of the first period. The goal was assisted by T.J. Brennan and Tomas Fleischmann.

Jacob Markstrom turned in a 39-save effort for the Panthers.

Tom Pyatt and Alex Killorn scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Jacob Markstrom.

Tampa Bay got a 23-stop effort from Mathieu Garon in the loss.

On the power play, Florida went 2-for-3, while the Lightning were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay outshot Florida 41-25 in the game.

Florida looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Capitals. The Lightning will aim to get back on the winning track at Carolina.