Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Tampa Bay Lightning will battle the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM EDT.

The Lightning won the first meeting with the Dallas Stars but they were defeated in their second match to a score of 2-5. Blake Coleman shot a goal in the 2nd period of the game. The last point was made by Alex Barre-Boulet in the 3rd period. Tampa Bay ranks 2nd in the Central Division standings with a 36-15-3 record.

The team is averaging 3.31 goals per game on 28.1 shots with a success rate of 23.7% on the power plays and 83.7% on the penalty kills. The Lightning’s defense is allowing only 2.47 goals per game. Brayden Point is the top scorer of the team with 48 points, 25 assists, and 23 gals. Victor Hedman leads the assists with 36.

  • Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games.

  • Tampa Bay is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games against Florida.

  • The total went OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay’s last 15 games on the road.

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Predictions 5/8/2021

Over on the Florida side, the Panthers are coming in this match with 4 straight wins. The team won over the Dallas Stars in their recent match and ended with a score of 5-4. Jonathan Huberdeau scored the first shot in the 1st period. Aleksander Barkov hauled the winning shot during the overtime period. Florida is 2nd at 35-14-5 in the Central Division standings.

The Panthers are shooting 3.31 goals per game on 30.1 shots with a success rate of 21.2% on the power plays while shutting down opponents at 78.5%. Defensively, Florida is allowing only 2.78 goals per game. The Panthers are led by Jonathan Huberdeau with 59 points, 40 assists, and 19 goals. Aleksander Barkov leads the goals with 26.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of Florida’s last 6 games.

  • Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games.

  • The total went OVER in 6 of Florida’s last 7 games against Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers The NHL’s pick is the Florida Panthers. The team has a good offense and defense compared to Tampa Bay. The Lightning is coming into this game after playing in back-to-back games, which will be a great advantage for the Panthers. Take the Florida Panthers to win a predicted score of 3-2.

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Location: BB&T Center

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021

TV: ESPN+

NHL ODDS: Florida Panthers +105

NHL TOTALS: 5.5

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