Lightning-Panthers capsule preview

Published Mar. 1, 2015


Lightning at Panthers

When/where: 5, BB&T Center, Sunrise

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 970-AM

Key stats: The Panthers are battling for their playoff lives, just behind Boston for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. … They have been busy making deals, acquiring veteran wing Jaromir Jagr and shipping out forwards Sean Bergenheim (Wild) and Tomas Fleischmann (Ducks). … The Panthers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Sabres on Saturday. … This is the first meeting since the Lightning won 3-2 in overtime on opening night, Oct. 9 in Tampa. … Florida's special teams have struggled. Its power play entered Saturday 27th (15.3 percent) and penalty kill 24th (79.7). … Lightning G Ben Bishop, expected to start, is 5-0-0 with a 1.89 goals-against average in five career starts vs. Florida.