With a 4-1 win, the Florida Panthers avoided series elimination against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night at the BB&T Center.
“Bolts” now leads the series 3-2.
For today’s game, Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville decided to trust goaltender Spencer Knight. He was the third man to disguise himself as a Floridian since the hostility began.
The driver is worried about his choice, because in the first year, the goalkeeper made 36 saves on 37 shots from his opponent. This is just the fifth start of the first-round pick (13th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft. The 20-year-old American has never known defeat there.
Obviously the winners were led by Mackenzie Weiger, Alexander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdi, who each had two points.
The former hit the target and provided assistance, while the other two contributed to their two wins. The Florida club’s other scorers are Mason Marchment, Patrick Hornquist and Frank Vatrano (empty net).
Coming back to Huberdeau, K బె becker brought his total to 10 against the Lightning. This is the Panthers’ record for the number of points collected in a single series.
The only man to score for the Bolts in this duel was Ross Colton, who was tested 37 times by goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevsky.
The Panthers will try to force a final game on Wednesday as the series returns to Amali Arena.