Connect with us


Game 6: Panthers still on the verge v. Lightning but have momentum



Game 6 panthers lightning
The Florida Panthers celebrate MacKenzie Weegar’s goal in the second period which tied up Game 5 on Monday night at BB&T Center in Sunrise. // Photo by Roger Topalian, 21st Century Photography (561) 488-0000

The Tampa Bay Lightning still hold the hammer entering Game 6 against the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night — but at least the Panthers have some momentum on their side.

Florida staved off elimination on Monday night by taking Game 5 with a 4-1 thanks in part to some elite netminding by 20-year-old rookie goalie Spencer Knight.

The Panthers are going to need a similar, perhaps even better, performance on Wednesday.

The Lightning can end the Panthers season with a win at Amalie Arena.

Get FHN+ today!

The Panthers continue to take things as they come.

A win would force a winner-take-all Game 7 on Friday night in Sunrise.

“One game at a time here,’’ MacKenzie Weegar said. “We’re going into a tough building, they play well at home. We’ve got to keep the momentum on our side and play our best game.”

The Lightning felt Florida’s intensity in Game 5 and know it has to match it in Tampa.

“We’ve got to be much hungrier,’’ Victor Hedman said Tuesday. “We are playing a great team that was on the brink of elimination and they played like it. We didn’t match that.’’

This content is for FHN+ subscribers only. You can sign-up for $3.49 per month or get a yearly subscription for only $29.99!

Current subscribers, please log in to view.

Log In Join Now

Get FHN in your inbox!

Be the first to know. Enter your email to get the latest from Florida Hockey Now delivered straight to your inbox.

FHN on Facebook

Panthers Team & Cap Info