HPutting up three goals in the opening frame against Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is a good way to kick off a Saturday night and it certainly was for the Panthers.
The Panthers got early goals from Brandon Montour, Sasha Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau and let Sergei Bobrovsky do his thing as Florida held on for a 5-3 win over the host Lightning.
Florida was held to two goals on 38 shots by Vasilevskiy in Thursday’s 3-2 loss in overtime.
Yet Saturday, Florida took 10 shots in the first period and cashed in on three of them.
The Panthers end up going 1-0-1 in Tampa, getting three out of the four available points.
”You take that every day of the week,” Joel Quenneville said. “We’re happy to go home. It has been a long trip.”