Lightning vs Panthers Picks and Prediction – 4/23/2024

By: Cameron Ross |

Last Updated: 04/22/2024 at 6:32 PM ET

Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 04/23/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/23/2024, 11:30 PM UTC
Latest Odds: FLA -185 ; O/U 5.5

The Tampa Bay Lightning come into game two of their first round series against the Florida Panthers Tuesday night. Tampa Bay is down by one game following their one goal loss in game one of the set. Offensively Tampa Bay was one of the best teams in hockey all season scoring just over 3.5 goals on nearly 30 shots per game but scored just two in game one. Defensively the Lightning did just enough all year allowing 3.26 goals or 29.6 yards per outing. Stay at the date with our NHL Picks.

Andrei Vailevskiy struggled in the net for Tampa Bay in game one with a .926 save percentage after giving up two goals on 27 shots in nearly 58 minutes on the ice. Steven Stamkos carried the load for the Tampa Bay offense with one goal and one assist on three shots and almost 16 minutes. Brandon Hagel chipped in as well for Tampa Bay scoring the Second goal of the game.

The Florida Panthers roll into Tuesday on a long winning streak dating back to the regular season. The Florida offense carried the team all season averaging just over 3.2 goals on nearly 34 shots. Defensively Florida is one of the best teams in hockey allowing just 2.4 two goals on 27.8 shots after giving up only two in game one of this series.

Sergei Bobrovksy did just enough in the net in game one of the series allowing two goals on 19 shots to post a .895 save percentage in 60 minutes resulting in the win. Matthew Tkachuk led the way with one goal and one assist in just over 17 minutes on the ice. Sam Reinhart and Carter Verhaeghe chipped in as well scoring one goal each for Florida.

Our Free NHL Pick for Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning

The Panthers were the superior team in game 1 of this series and will remain in that spot in game 2. Look for Florida to come out hot and rely heavily on their strengths and fans again on Tuesday. Take Florida to do the work as they go up by two games in round 1. Final Score Prediction, Florida Panthers win 4-2.

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