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Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 5/23/2022

The Florida Panthers takes on the Tampa Bay Lightning on 5/23/2022 at 06:00 PM.

Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning face off today. The Florida Panthers has a record of 58.0-18.0 this season. The Tampa Bay Lightning is 51.0-23.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Florida Panthers Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.2 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Florida Panthers into 3.2 penalty kill situations per game, which means they may be too aggressive or wrongfully aggressive. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.54%, which is average.

Opponents take 30.7 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Florida Panthers Team Offense Preview

They score 3.2 goals per game in even strength situations. This is a strong offense. They score 0.8 goals per game in power play situations. They are an above average team when they have an advantage. Thus far, they have had 3.2 power play opportunities per game this season, they do an above average job at drawing penalties. This means that they score on 24.43% of their shots on the power play.

They take 37.3 shots per game regardless of situation and that means that they are aggressive on the offensive end and their shot quality is rather decent.

Tampa Bay Lightning Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.1 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them among the best in the NHL. Opponents shoot 0.6 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Tampa Bay Lightning into 3.1 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.56%, which is average.

Opponents take 29.8 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Tampa Bay Lightning Team Offense Preview




They score 2.6 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.8 goals per game in power play situations. They are an above average team when they have an advantage. Thus far, they have had 3.2 power play opportunities per game this season, they do an above average job at drawing penalties. This means that they score on 23.94% of their shots on the power play.

They take 30.9 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and their shot quality is rather decent.

The Florida Panthers Roster

The Players to Watch for Florida Panthers

MacKenzie Weegar D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 40.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 8 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 36 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 44 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 3.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Jonathan Huberdeau LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 35.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 30 goals this season, which is makes him a strong scoring threat and he has 85 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 115 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 13.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Aaron Ekblad D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 38.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 15 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 42 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 57 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 8.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Tampa Bay Lightning Roster

The Players to Watch for Tampa Bay Lightning

Victor Hedman D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 26.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 20 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 65 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 85 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 9.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mikhail Sergachev D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 6.0 this season. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 31 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 38 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Ryan McDonagh D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 15.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 22 assists this season. This puts him at 26 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Florida Panthers 4 Tampa Bay Lightning 2

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