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The Tampa Bay Bay Lightning look to cap off a surprising sweep of the Florida Panthers, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals tonight, in Tampa. Tone's Takes breaks down the game.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Prediction: Can the Lightning Sweep the Panthers?

The Tampa Bay Lightning enter tonight's contest coming off a 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers in Game 3 as Andrie Vasilevskiy was spectacular making 34 saves. The Big Cat and the Bolts have now won five games in a row. Vasy has given up a total of seven goals in that stretch and one goal in each of the last four games. Let's get into our prediction, picks, and odds for Game 4 between the Panthers and Lightning.

Lightning vs. Panthers Game 4 Start Time and Where to Watch

Date: May 23, 2022

When: 7:00 PM ET

Where to Watch: TNT

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Game 4 Prediction

The Panthers were the highest-scoring team during the regular season, averaging 4.11 goals per game. Their offense was inconsistent in the first round but they got through the Caps in 6. Their struggles have continued into the second round as Tampa Bay has outscored them 11-3 in this series. The Panthers are now averaging 2.55 goals per game in the playoffs. Florida finally got a Power Play goal in Game 3, which was their first of the playoffs. The Panthers Power Play is now 1-28 in the postseason.

The Lighting just want it more, as evidenced by their shot-blocking. The Bolts have blocked a total of 59 shots in this series, as opposed to only 35 by the Panthers. In fact, Tampa Bay leads the playoffs in blocked shots at 166. That, to me, shows true commitment. Nikita Kucherov is showing why he is the most underrated playoff performer in the league right now. Kuch leads the team with 15 points and now has 142 points in 123 career playoff games. Over the last three seasons, Andrie Vasilevskiy has been an absolute brick wall in series clinching games. He is 9-0 in those games, allowing a total of eight goals, and has a .970 Save Percentage.

I have been on the Bolts all series and I will do so again tonight but on the Alternate -1 line. I look for Florida to be trailing in the third, which will lead to Brunette pulling his goalie early and giving the Bolts empty net opportunities. Florida will be desperate but desperation is not going to be enough to overcome a series sweep. Take Tampa to send the Panthers packing.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Game 4 Pick

Tampa Bay -1 +138  (Bet $100 to Win $138)

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Born and raised in Philadelphia, Tone has been handicapping the four major sports for over twenty years. An NHL enthusiast, Tone’s expertise lies on the ice. He’s excelled and profited finding the right angles on NHL games, particularly with player props, game props, and game totals. A contributor to several gaming sites, you can follow him on Twitter @TonesTakes.


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