Lightning vs Panthers Final: 5-4 - Recap
|Lightning vs Panthers Final: 5-4 - Recap|
The Lightning beat Florida 5-4 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Ben Bishop's 23 saves.
The Lightning were a -250 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Tampa Bay got goals from Sami Salo, Ryan Callahan, Michael Kostka, Steven Stamkos, and Tyler Johnson in the victory. Salo opened the scoring at 5:38 of the first period.
Ben Bishop turned in a 23-save effort for the Lightning.
Scottie Upshall, Tomas Fleischmann, Quinton Howden, and Brandon Pirri scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Ben Bishop.
Florida got a 23-stop effort from Dan Ellis in the loss.
On the power play, Tampa Bay went 1-for-4, while the Panthers were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 28-27.
Tampa Bay looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Devils. The Panthers will aim to get back on the winning track vs New Jersey.