Florida Panthers dig deep hole down 2-0 heading to Tampa

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Florida Panthers Dig Deep Hole Down 2 0 Heading to Tampa

The Florida Panthers have been buried in a two-game losing streak. The Panthers were down 2-0 heading into Game 3 and were attempting to get back on track. Then‚ in the second period‚ the Stars took a 2-0 lead by netting two goals in three minutes. Game 1 was one of the better games of the series‚ but Game 2 was a travesty.

Game 1 score

The Florida Panthers will be looking for redemption after their Game 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup playoffs last year. After that game‚ they vowed to play better this year and have a chance to win back the Cup. But the Lightning are still the champs and they looked every bit like it in Game 1 on Tuesday. Regardless of the score‚ the Panthers will have a good chance of rebounding in the next two games in Tampa. The Florida Panthers are expected to play hard against the Tampa Bay Lightning‚ but the Lightning controlled the pace of play and won Game 1 4-1. Tampa Bay also had an edge on special teams‚ as they scored three power-play goals. Florida still hasn't scored a power-play goal this postseason‚ so they'll need to make some changes in that department. If they can make some adjustments to their special teams‚ they'll at least get a split. The Lightning have won four of the last five Game 1s in the playoffs‚ including four in a row. In Game 1‚ Brayden Point scored Florida's lone goal. Point‚ who won the Presidents' Trophy‚ made it 2-0 by scoring on a breakaway. He had an assist from Ryan McDonagh after blocking a shot. Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist in Game 1‚ but was scratched for Washington's game. While the Lightning had a good night with Nikita Kucherov and the Florida Panthers‚ their goaltenders blew it for the visitors. The Lightning forced overtime‚ and the Panthers were not able to capitalize. The late power play goal by the Lightning spoiled Vasilevskiy's numbers. A goaltender with such a record against Tampa last year is not an easy task. Despite a slow start to the series‚ the Tampa Bay Lightning came back strong in Game 2 to win the series 1-0. Nikita Kucherov scored twice on the power play and Corey Perry contributed a goal. Both teams had 31 shots on goal in the first game of the playoffs. Both teams will meet again Thursday‚ with the winner having won four out of five games. And the Lightning will be ready to win it all.

Game 2 score

The Florida Panthers were facing an uphill battle in their playoff series with the Lightning‚ and Game 2 proved to be no different. They were down 2-0 after losing Game 1 to Tampa Bay in overtime. The Panthers‚ who won the Presidents' Trophy‚ were a top seed heading into the series‚ but they blew a 4-3 lead in the third period of Game 2. Tampa Bay was 0-for-6 on the power play in Game 1‚ and they were held to three goals on 29 shots in Game 2. But Florida's power play was unimpressive in Game 2‚ and it was the difference between a win and a loss. The Lightning's goaltender‚ Sergei Bobrovsky‚ stopped 26 shots in Game 2‚ but he was unable to keep the final shot out of the net. The goaltender also noted that the locker room was quiet after the game. Bobrovsky is trying to remain pragmatic‚ despite the loss. Florida's special teams are a big concern. They are 0-for-25 on power plays in the postseason. Tampa Bay's power play has been effective‚ but theirs have failed to come close. After losing Game 1 in overtime‚ the Panthers have not scored in their first two playoff games. They had a chance to tie the Lightning after losing Game 1‚ but a late mistake by Cam Ward led to a game-tying goal for the Lightning. The Lightning had a strong team that kept the Panthers in check for most of the game. And that was enough to make the Panthers nervous heading to Tampa. The Panthers were aggressive offensively‚ but did not take their chances. The Panthers were 0-4 on the power play. And their offense is built on second-chance opportunities. Andrei Vasilevskiy has some of the best rebound control in the league. If the Panthers can score in Tampa‚ they should be able to move on. And if they do‚ they'll take a series lead.

Game 3 score

The Lightning lead the series 2-0‚ and the Florida Panthers head to Tampa Bay looking for a sweep. Game three of this series will be played at Amalie Arena on Sunday. The Lightning are coming off a loss to the Carolina Hurricanes‚ but the Panthers have taken two points from the series so far. Here's a look at the Game 3 score for Florida Panthers heading to Tampa. The first game went to overtime‚ and the Lightning scored the game-winning goal at the end of the third period. Florida needed the win to advance‚ but the Lightning stole the game with a last-second goal in overtime. Ross Colton tucked in a wrist shot and beat Sergei Bobrovsky. The Lightning lead the series 2-0. The Panthers play Game 4 on Saturday‚ and the series is still in Tampa Bay's favor. While Florida had the best record in the regular season‚ the Lightning are playing like a team that's serious about winning three straight Stanley Cups. The Lightning have an advantage in experience‚ and their veteran leadership will be a major reason why the Panthers are in this position. The Lightning's playoff experience is unparalleled‚ and they've knocked off Florida in the first round last year. While Florida is 2-0 down in the series‚ interim head coach Andrew Brunette expects his team to bounce back in Tampa. The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 in Game 2 of the series. Corey Perry scored the first goal in the first period‚ but the Panthers tied the game in the second. The score was tied with less than four seconds remaining in the third period‚ and the game seemed headed to overtime when Nikita Kucherov chased a loose puck behind Florida's goal. The Lightning will now host Game 3 on Sunday‚ May 22. With just two games left‚ the Florida Panthers will need to win four of their next five games to salvage their season. If they win three of those games on the road‚ the series will be a wrap. Despite being down 2-0‚ they're known as the Comeback Cats. With a little help from good goaltending‚ the Panthers can salvage their season. In Game 3 of the series‚ they must win both games to earn a series win.

Game 4 score

The Florida Panthers have a chance to end their 25-year playoff drought if they win Game 4 of their series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. With a win in Game 4‚ they can move on to face the Lightning in the first round of the playoffs. The Panthers have defeated the Lightning twice this season‚ including a 9-3 win in the Eastern Conference finals. The two teams have an enviable rivalry‚ and this series is the latest chapter in that history. The Florida Panthers are good at basic 5-on-5 play‚ but when the referees get involved‚ the team unravels. The team also has inconsistent trends in the regular season‚ as they are often nicknamed the Comeback or Cardiac Cats. It is hard to see how this team can continue to play at such a high level in Game 4 of their series. In this series‚ they'll need to make some adjustments to their special teams to keep the game competitive. The Florida Panthers' offense was not shut out all season‚ but it was sluggish last night. They were held to a single goal just three times in 82 games. The power play has been ineffective and the team's offense has struggled to find its game-breaking form. The superstars on the team have been relatively quiet this postseason‚ although Jonathan Huberdeau did admit he still has more to give. With a loss on Monday‚ the Florida Panthers are in jeopardy of elimination. The team played much better than the 6-2 defeat to the Tampa Bay Lightning‚ but Sergei Bobrovsky surrendered five goals on 14 shots. Joel Quenneville will likely go back to Chris Driedger in Game 5 as his goaltender‚ as he has been the better goalie for the Panthers during the regular season. It is a shame‚ but Driedger was the better goalie for the Panthers all season‚ and he should have been the Panthers' regular starting goaltender. The Tampa Bay Lightning lead the Florida Panthers 2-1 heading to the second round of the NHL playoffs. After Game 3 on Saturday‚ Tampa is likely to extend its winning streak to 13 games. With a victory tonight‚ Tampa advances to the second round for the fourth time in six seasons. After all‚ the Panthers have only lost three of their last 14 games‚ so they have a lot to prove.