Florida vs Tampa: prediction for the NHL preseason match
The Florida Panthers won five preseason games in a row. At home, they recently triumphed over Dallas (6:3), then gained the upper hand in a close fight with Tampa (3:2). In the return game against Tampa, the Panthers didn't have some of their key players and lost with a score of 2:6.
Joel Quenneville's charges will play their final preseason game at home. The Panthers are faithful to the same style that helped them perform well last season and are counting on their attacking line.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning started to pick form only in the last games of the preseason. Much is expected of the Lightning this season as they are the current Stanley Cup winners. Tampa have always been able to show solid play both on the defensive and the offensive.
Ex-Montreal forward Corey Perry demonstrates good performance in the preseason. He scored 4 goals and gave one assist.
Tampa scored in the second period in 2 previous games against Florida.
Florida scored 2 goals in the last game.
Tampa had an excellent game against Florida and left the opponent no chance. The Lightning will once against take to the court in the optimal lineup, and attempt to enter the regular season on a positive note.
Our prediction - Tampa to win
Games between these principled rivals are almost always high-scoring. Both sides will have their best players in the ranks, so we expect at least six goals in this confrontation.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals