Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Fantasy Hockey Preview
Two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference face up tonight in this battle for the Atlantic Division supremacy when the Florida Panthers travel to the Tampa to face the Tampa Bay Lightning. This NHL Fantasy Hockey preview is brought to you by FanPicks and WIN up to a $1 million with only $1 when you play in our NHL Magic Million promo contest at FanPicks.com
The Florida Panthers come into this game having 3 out of 4 games against the Tampa Bay Lighting this year. They’re currently tied with the lightning in terms of points at 91 but are second behind them in the Atlantic Division due to few regulation/overtime wins (Tampa Bay 40 vs Florida 34). Both teams have 8 games remaining and are battling this late season for the divisional lead. This will be a huge and great game for both teams. Their Forward Vincent Trocheck has goals in 3 straight games and 4 of his past 5 games.
The Lightning come into this game having set a season high for goals in a game this year in a 7-4 win against the New York Islander and moving up into 1st place at the same time. They unfortunately lost a key player during the game. Their Defenseman Anton Stralman is out indefinitely with a non-displaced fracture of his left fibula, an injury that happened in the 1st period. It’s a tough loss with big shoes to fill for the Lightning. He will most likely miss the rest of the regular season and come back for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tampa Bay has won 3 straight games. Kucherov scored a goal at least in 4 consecutive games with their start forward Steven Stamkos has 6 goals in his past 6 games.