TAMPA — On one hand, it’s not going to take much for the Florida Panthers to get back into this series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. But to do so, winning Game 3 on enemy ice is not going to come easy.
The Panthers, by losing the first two games of this best-of-7 series, have dug themselves into a big hole especially since those two losses came at home in front of a raucous crowd.
Game 3 of the series shifts to Amalie Arena in Tampa, where Florida won two of four games during the regular season.
If we have learned anything from the first two games, it is that the regular season series against the Lightning doesn’t mean a hill of beans.