Panthers Playoff GameDay
WATCH: Solemn Florida Panthers Postgame w/ Huby, Reino & Bruno
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TAMPA — The Florida Panthers who were summoned to meet the media on Sunday afternoon were not a jovial bunch.
Of course they weren’t.
The Panthers find themselves on the brink of elimination — and a sweep, too — after losing Game 3 of their second-round series to the host Tampa Bay Lightning.
The final was 5-1 but it was much closer than that; a pair of empty net goals padded things for the Lightning.
But those two empty net goals in the final minutes were almost as many as the high-scoring Panthers have scored the entire series.
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Things are getting dire, folks.
In the postgame, we spoke to Andrew Brunette as well as Jonathan Huberdeau and Sam Reinhart.
Check out what they had to say below.
I also did the Panthers Postgame with Colby from the media room; check that out as well. We talk about what the Panthers may look like on Monday as they try to avoid the indignity of a sweep.
NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
PANTHERS V. LIGHTNING (TBL leads 3-0)
- Game 4: Monday, 7 p.m.
- Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa
- TV/Streaming: TNT
- Postgame: Bally Sports Florida
- Radio: WQAM 560 (Miami/Fort Lauderdale); WMEN 640 (Palm Beach); WCTH 100.3 (Florida Keys); SiriusXM
- Tickets: CLICK HERE
PANTHERS V. LIGHTNING
- Regular season series — Tied 2-2: Florida 4, @Lightning 1 (Oct. 19); @Lightning 3, Florida 2 OT (Nov. 13); @Florida 9, Lightning 3 (Dec 30); Tampa Bay 8, @Florida 4 (April 24).
- All-time regular season series: Panthers lead 73-49-18, 10 ties
- Playoff history: Second meeting; Tampa Bay d. Florida 4-2 in R1, 2021
- Round 1: Florida d. Washington 4-2; Tampa Bay d. Toronto 4-3
- Full schedule — Game 1: Tampa Bay 4, @Florida 1; Game 2: Tampa Bay 2, @Florida 1; Game 3: @Tampa Bay 5, Florida 1; Game 4: Florida at Tampa Bay, Monday, 7 (TNT); Game 5*: Tampa Bay at Florida, Wednesday, May 25 (Time, TV TBA); Game 6*: Florida at Tampa Bay Lightning, Friday, May 27 (Time, TV TBA); Game 7*: Tampa Bay at Florida, Sunday, May 29 (Time, TV TBA). (*) — If necessary.
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