Lightning vs Panthers Recreation 5 Odds and Finest Bets


Spencer Knight hugs the post

Florida Panthers goaltender Spencer Knight (30) defends the web towards the Dallas Stars throughout the second interval of an NHL hockey sport, Monday, Might 3, 2021, in Dawn, Fla. (AP Photograph/Joel Auerbach)

  • Oddsmakers are itemizing each the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers at odds of -108 to win Recreation 5 of their Stanley Cup first-round sequence on Monday, Might twenty fourth
  • The Lightning are on the street and lead the best-of-seven set 3-1
  • See under for odds, evaluation and a betting prediction

Within the Stanley Cup battle for Sunshine State bragging rights, the Tampa Bay Lightning are placing and the Florida Panthers are an endangered species getting ready to extinction.

The defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning are away for Recreation 5, however maintain a 3-1 lead on this best-of-seven Central Division semi-final sequence. Tampa Bay has received each street video games within the sequence.

Oddsmakers aren’t touting both membership because the one to beat as they put together to satisfy on Monday. Three of the 4 video games on this sequence have gone over, whereas B=each the Lightning and Panthers are given related -108 odds within the moneyline at DraftKings.

 Lightning vs Panthers Odds – Recreation 5

Workforce Moneyline Unfold Complete
Tampa Bay Lightning -108 -1.5 (+220) O 6.0 (-106)
Florida Panthers -108 +1.5 (-278) U 6.0 (-115)

Odds as of Might twenty third

Recreation time Monday is 8pm ET on the BB&T Heart.  CNBC is carrying the published.

Monday Knight Debut?

Whereas Panthers coach Joel Quenneville wasn’t about to tip his hand, throughout Sunday’s follow rookie goalie Spencer Knight was occupying what’s historically the beginning goalie’s internet. Sergei Bobrovsky and Chris Driedger shared the opposite internet. Knight, Florida’s 2019 first-round draft decide hasn’t suited up for any of the primary 4 video games on this sequence.

Bobrovsky made the beginning for Florida in a 6-2 loss in Recreation 4. He was pulled in favor of Driedger at 7:15 of the second after permitting 5 objectives on 14 pictures.

Driedger began Recreation 3, however gave strategy to Bobrovsky within the second interval after permitting 5 objectives on 12 pictures. Florida was in a position to rally for a 6-5 time beyond regulation victory.

Knight went 4-0-0 with a 2.32 GAA and .919 save share in 4 video games after turning professional March thirty first following completion of his season at Boston Faculty. He additionally backstopped Workforce USA to the world junior championship, posting a match record-tying three shutouts within the course of.

Lightning vs Panthers Collection Odds

Workforce Odds at DraftKings
Tampa Bay Lightning -1250
Florida Panthers +700

Damage Issues For Lightning

Two key gamers for the Lightning could possibly be lacking in motion for Recreation 5. Ahead Nikita Kucherov, the Stanley Cup scoring chief with 9 factors (3-6-9), and defenseman Mikhail Sergachev each have been harm in Recreation 4 and their standing for Recreation 5 stays unsure.

Kucherov left the competition after he was slashed on the left leg by Panthers ahead Anthony Duclair halfway by the third interval. Duclair was assessed a minor penalty on the play. Kucherov contributed a objective and three assists to Tampa Bay’s Recreation 4 triumph.

With simply over three minutes left within the third body, Sergachev departed after he was bodied onerous into the boards by Panthers ahead Patric Hornqvist. Sergachev seemed as if he was favoring his left arm as he went off the ice. Sergachev has only one help within the sequence, however accounted for 30 factors (4-26) throughout regular-season play.

The standing of ahead Barclay Goodrow, who’s missed the complete sequence with an upper-body damage, additionally stays unsure.


Tampa Bay is being given -1250 odds to win this sequence. The Lightning are 10-0 all-time in sequence after they’ve led 3-1.

Lightning ahead Alex Killorn (2-2-4) additionally produced a four-point effort within the Recreation 4 win. Issues acquired actually nasty within the third interval of Recreation 4. The 2 groups mixed for 68 penalty minutes.

Panthers ahead Jonathan Huberdeau reveals 2-6-8 numbers for the sequence, together with three multi-point video games.

Tampa Bay is a formidable 46.7% (7-for-15) on the ability play throughout this sequence. Florida is 5-for-15 (33.3%) with the person benefit. That ranks the Lightning and Panthers 1-2 on the ability play throughout the playoffs.

Veteran Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle has been a wholesome scratch for the previous two video games. It’s the primary time since 2009 that he’s been scratched from video games.

Florida has by no means rallied from 2-0 or 3-1 sequence deficits in franchise historical past. The Panthers haven’t received a playoff sequence since beating the Pittsburgh Penguins within the 1996 Japanese Convention remaining.

Tampa Bay has by no means misplaced a playoff sequence after successful the primary two video games. Favorites have received 21 of the previous 28 Lightning-Panthers video games.

Decide: Tampa Bay Lightning (-108)


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