Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game 4 Prediction, Playoff Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated May 22, 2021

Ryan Lomberg, Panthers, 2021

Ryan Lomberg’s first career playoff goal ended game three and the Panthers are back in this series.

Florida
37-14-3-2
AT
May 22, 2021, 12:30 PM ET
Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay
36-17-1-2
Puckline +1.5 -186
Moneyline +130
Over / Under o +6

30%

Betting Action

70%

Puckline -1.5 +155
Moneyline -156
Over / Under u +6

30%

Betting Action

70%

For the first time since April 2016 the Florida Panthers have won a Stanley Cup Playoff game and it was via a dramatic 6-5 overtime win at Tampa Bay. Florida’s Game 3 victory not only broke a five-year winless streak, but put the Panthers right back in this series. And all of everyone to win the game it was 26-year-old Ryan Lomberg’s first career playoff goal and third NHL goal that ended things Thursday.

Game 4 in Tampa Bay goes early with puck drop at 12:30 p.m. EST.

Panthers vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Odds

An 11-goal game was right on trend for the Panthers and Lightning. Seven of their last eight contests at Amalie Arena have gone over the total, as have 13 of their last 18 meetings overall.

A Tampa Bay splurge nearly hit the over itself in Game 3 as they scored all five of their goals in the middle period. Florida scored once in the second frame, twice in the first and third periods each, and then 5:56 into overtime. Both teams held two-goal leads, and Sergei Bobrovsky got the win in relief of Chris Driedger who was pulled after allowing five goals on 17 shots. To summarize, the Battle of Florida is some fun hockey.

Tampa Bay’s a -145 moneyline favourite in Game 4 with the over-under set at six.

Florida Panthers

With Bobrovsky confirmed to start Game 4 the Panthers will have now willingly started two goalies for two games each this series; Bobrovsky in games 1 and 4, and Driedger in 2 and 3. So far Bobrovsky’s been the better of the two with a .890 save percentage although both are allowing over 3.5 goals per game this series.

Jonathan Huberdeau had three assists in Game 3 to bring his playoff totals to a team-best six points. Sam Bennett, Patric Hornqvist, Alex Wennberg, Gustav Forsling, and Radko Gudas all scored their first goals this series in Thursday’s win.

Veteran defenceman Keith Yandle, who’s played 923 consecutive regular season games, was a healthy scratch in Game 3 and isn’t expected to get back into the lineup Saturday.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning learned the hard way that Florida packs a similar offensive punch. A five-goal period should almost result in an automatic win, especially when Andrei Vasilevskiy is in your net. Vasilevskiy still made 41 saves in Game 3 but got hung out to dry for six goals.

Reigning Conn Smythe winner Victor Hedman had a team-high three assists in the loss and is now tied for second in playoff scoring prior to Friday’s action. Brayden Point had a goal an assist, but line-mates Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat had rare quiet nights with one assist combined.

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