Lightning vs. Panthers Game 5 Prediction

Lightning vs. Panthers Game 5, 5/24/21 NHL Playoffs Predictions

Game 5 of the Central Division first-round will take place in Sunrise, FL where the Panthers will host the Lightning at 8:00 p.m. ET on Monday. Will these two teams play yet another high-scoring game or will an under finally cash in one of these matchups?

Game Snapshot

071 Tampa Bay Lightning (-115) at 072 Florida Panthers (-105); o/u 6

8:00 p.m. ET, Monday, May 24, 2021

Venue: BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL

Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin

Coach Jon Cooper said Sunday that there was no update on the status of Nikita Kucherov or Mikhail Sergachev. Both players were injured in Saturday's big win over the Panthers and while their status for Game 5 Monday is questionable, the injuries are likely not serious. Kucherov leads all playoff performers with nine points, an amazing total considering he missed the entire regular season after undergoing off-season hip surgery. Stay tuned.

Florida Panthers DFS Spin

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped just nine of 14 shots in a 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 4 on Saturday. After allowing the fifth Lightning goal to Alex Killhorn at 7:15 of the second period, Bobrovsky was pulled in favor of Chris Driedger, who stopped 11 of 12 shots the rest of the way. While Driedger did better on Saturday, the reality is that neither Driedger or Bobrovsky have been able to hold back the Lightning in this first round series. With Florida down 3-1, it will be interesting to see which goaltender they turn to in Game 5 on Monday.

Lightning vs. Panthers NHL Prediction

The over is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams in Sunrise and is 35-15-1 in the last 51 meetings overall. The over is also 5-2-1 in the Lightning’s last eight games overall, is 12-5 in their last 17 games as a road favorite and is 7-3 in their last 10 games after allowing two goals or less in their previous contest. On the other side, the over is 11-3-2 in the Panthers’ last 16 games overall and is 5-2-2 in their last nine home games.


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