How to watch Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Game 3, on TV, live stream
NHL Game 3 Odds, Pick & Preview: Panthers vs. Lightning (May 22)
The Florida Panthers and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet in game three of their best of seven Eastern Conference semi-final series in NHL action from the Amalie Arena on Sunday afternoon.
The Florida Panthers come into this game looking to get on the board in the series down 2-0 after a 2-1 loss to the Bolts in game two last time out. Carter Verhaeghe has a team-high 12 points with 6 goals and 6 assists while Aleksander Barkov has 6 points with 4 assists. Claude Giroux has 8 points with 3 goals and 5 assists while Aaron Ekblad has 5 points with 4 apples and Jonathan Huberdeau’s got 4 points with 3 assists. Sergei Bobrovsky’s gone 4-4 with a .906 save percentage and a 2.86 GAA this postseason.
The Florida Panthers shuffled their power-play combinations at practice Saturday, searching for solutions to their 0-for-25 drought in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The most significant change was moving forward Patric Hornqvist up from the second unit to the front of the net on the first unit.
Trailing the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Second Round heading into Game 3 of the best-of-7 series at Amalie Arena on Sunday (1:30 p.m. ET; TNT, SN, TVAS), the Panthers are desperate for something to jumpstart their power play and running out of time to find it.
"Obviously, we're in a funk," Panthers coach Andrew Brunette said. "We have to try something different here a little bit, so we had a couple different combinations looking."
The Tampa Bay Lightning's drive for three in a row seems to be in full swing.
The Lightning grabbed a commanding 2-0 lead in their NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series over the Florida Panthers, winning Game 2 2-1 in Sunrise. Ross Colton scored the game-winner with just 3.8 seconds left, knocking in a one-timer off Nikita Kucherov's pass from behind the net.
Sunday's Game 3 is set for 1:30 p.m. at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
Tampa Bay, which won the Stanley Cup in 2020 and 2021, is now aiming to be the first to win the trophy for three straight seasons since the New York Islanders won four straight between 1980-83. The duo who combined on the game-winning goal have been the offensive leaders so far – Colton with five goals, Kucherov with eight assists.
TNT will host Sunday’s matchup between the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs with puck drop set at 1:37 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL.
Well, this series didn’t start at all how the Panthers would’ve liked. They lost both games on their home ice and now hit the road to head to Tampa Bay. There are only 251 miles separating the two team’s stadiums, but the Lightning getting back-to-back home games while already up 2-0 bodes well for them. Tampa Bay’s wingers Ross Colton and Corey Perry each have two goals so far in this series including Colton’s Game 2 winner with four seconds left in the game. At DraftKings Sportsbook, this game is a pick’em with both teams having -110 odds.
Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Sunday, May 22
Start time: 1:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: TNT
Live stream: TNT Live, TNT App
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this NHL matchup, you can stream the game via TNT Live or the TNT App. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access TNT for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.
Florida is hoping to avoid falling into too big a hole, and a win Sunday is critical. The Panthers have been completely silent on the power play so far in the postseason, going 0-for-25 in their two playoff series so far. Sergei Bobrovsky was solid in goal for Florida in Game 2, with 26 saves, but once again the Panthers are having trouble getting anything past Andrei Vasilevskiy, with only Eetu Luostarinen scoring on a slap shot in the second giving the team any offense.