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Florida Panthers (27-12-4)


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@ Dal 
L 1-4
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@ Dal 
W 3-2
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@ TB 
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@ TB 
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vs. Cls 
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Panthers visit Lightning as battle for Central title heats up

The Florida Panthers visit the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday as the two teams continue the battle for the Central Division title.

Florida and Tampa Bay are tied with the Carolina Hurricanes atop the division. All three have 58 points, although the Panthers have played 43 games, the Lightning 42 games and the Hurricanes 41 games.

The Panthers, who will wrap their six-game road trip with two games at Tampa Bay, are coming off a 3-2 overtime win at Dallas on Tuesday. The result snapped Florida's three-game losing streak.

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Leaders
Points: A. Barkov44
Plus/Minus: C. Verhaeghe23
Shots on Goal: A. Barkov133
PIM: M. Weegar41
Win: S. Bobrovsky15
Shutouts: C. Driedger2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 135 (8)
Shots: 1458 (2)
PP%: 22.1% (12)
Penalty Minutes: 371 (11)
Assists: 220 (11)
SH Goals: 2 (20)
Standings
Central
  W L OTL Pts
Carolina 27 10 4 58
Tampa Bay 28 12 2 58
Florida 27 12 4 58
Nashville 24 19 1 49
Chicago 20 18 5 45
Dallas 15 14 12 42
Columbus 15 20 9 39
Detroit 15 23 6 36
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 115 (19)
Shots Against: 1307 (13)
PK%: 80.2% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 379 (7)
Shutouts: 2 (20)
Sv%: 0.912 (6)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/13 C. Verhaeghe Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
4/11 B. Montour COVID-19 protocol (IR)
3/28 A. Ekblad Leg fracture - left game (IR)
3/1 N. Juulsen Undisclosed injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/12 L. Wallmark Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/12 S. Knight Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/12 K. Connauton Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/12 S. Bennett Traded w/ '22 6th-rd for Heineman, '22 3rd-rd
4/11 N. Gusev Signed as Free Agent One-year contract
4/10 K. Connauton Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/10 S. Knight Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/10 B. Keeper Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/10 B. Montour Traded for '21 3rd-rd pick
4/8 S. Knight Called up from minors from taxi squad
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