Lightning-Panthers Saturday preview
Lightning at Panthers
When/where: 7, BB&T Center, Sunrise
TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 970-AM
Key stats: The Panthers cooled after a 12-game winning streak, losing four straight (0-3-1) before beating the Blackhawks 4-0 on Friday. … The Lightning beat Florida 3-1 on Sunday after the Panthers won the teams' first two meetings of the season. … RW Nikita Kucherov has a seven-game points streak and has tied Steven Stamkos with a team-high 20 goals. … D Victor Hedman has eight assists in his past seven games. … Florida All-Star D Aaron Ekblad (head) has returned to the lineup. .… Lightning G Ben Bishop is 7-1-1 with a 2.04 GAA in nine career starts vs. Florida.