Lightning vs Panthers Game 3 Prediction NHL Playoffs 4/25

Lightning vs Panthers Game 3 Prediction NHL Playoffs 4/25

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Preview: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction

 

Florida Panthers

Preview

The Florida Panthers, holding a commanding 2-0 series lead, aim to maintain their momentum against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 at Amalie Arena. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on April 25, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Panthers have dominated the series so far with strong performances from key players like Sam Reinhart and Sergei Bobrovsky. With a potent offense and solid defensive play, they aim to secure another victory and potentially sweep the Lightning.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
S. Bobrovsky 36 17 4 6 2.37 .915
A. Stolarz 16 7 2 2 2.03 .925

Scoring Leaders

Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers in points with an impressive 94, while also leading in goals scored with 57.

Injury Report

  • Ryan Lomberg (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 25)
  • Sam Bennett (C) - OUT (Expected return: May 1)
  • Aaron Ekblad (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 24)
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 24)
  • Aleksander Barkov (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 24)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.23
GA/G 2.42

Recent Performances

The Panthers have been in solid form recently, securing victories against the Lightning in Game 1 and Game 2.

 

Tampa Bay Lightning

Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves in a must-win situation as they trail 0-2 in the series against the Panthers. Here's a preview of Game 3, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and expectations for the match scheduled on April 25, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Lightning need to regroup quickly and bring their A-game to avoid elimination. With star players like Nikita Kucherov and Andrei Vasilevskiy, they have the talent to turn the series around and make a comeback.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
A. Vasilevskiy 30 20 2 2 2.90 .900
J. Johansson 12 7 5 2 3.37 .890

Scoring Leaders

Nikita Kucherov leads the Lightning in points with an impressive 144, while Brayden Point leads in goals scored with 46.

Injury Report

  • Haydn Fleury (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 25)
  • Jonas Johansson (G) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 25)
  • Tyler Motte (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 24)
  • Luke Glendening (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 24)
  • Victor Hedman (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 24)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.51
GA/G 3.26

Recent Performances

The Lightning have struggled in the series so far, losing both Game 1 and Game 2 against the Panthers.

 

Prediction

With their backs against the wall, the Tampa Bay Lightning are expected to come out strong and play with desperation in Game 3. They have the talent and experience to turn the series around, and failure to do so could result in elimination. Expect the Lightning to capitalize on home ice advantage, tighten up defensively, and find ways to break through the Panthers' defense.

 

Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning to win (-115)

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