Game 4 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers: Live Stream, Score Updates and How to Watch NHL Playoffs Match
NHL TV Guide: How to Watch Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers Game 4 Live Online on May 19, 2022: Streaming Options
How to watch Lightning vs. Panthers in Game 4 via live online stream
The Florida Panthers could be packing their bags for the offseason tonight as the Tampa Bay Lightning could complete the series sweep Monday night at home in Game 4 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference semifinals.
The reigning Conn Smythe Trophy recipient won his fifth straight postseason game Sunday, stopping 34 of 35 shots to help the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 and move to the brink of another trip to the Eastern Conference final.
“It all starts with him,” forward Nick Paul said after Vasilevskiy stood tall again in shutting down the high-scoring Panthers, who had the NHL’s best record while averaging a league-high four goals per game during the regular season.
The Presidents’ Trophy winners have three goals in three games against the Lightning, who have a commanding 3-0 series lead and are within one victory of advancing to the conference final for the sixth time in eight years.
Special teams were the story of Game 1 as the Lightning got power-play goals from Corey Perry, Nikita Kucherov and Ross Colton in a 4-1 win over the Panthers. Tampa Bay finished 3-of-6 on the power play and got 33 saves from Andrei Vasilevskiy. Florida was 0-for-4 on their power play and are now 0-for-22 in the playoffs with the man advantage. Panthers forward Anthony Duclair, who was benched in Game 6 of the first round against the Washington Capitals, returned to the lineup and scored his first goal of the postseason.
Florida is -170 favorites for Gam 2 on DraftKings Sportsbook, while Tampa Bay is a +145 underdog.
In Miami, Tampa, and nationally the game will be streaming on TNT, which is available with a 5-Day Free Trial of DIRECTV STREAM. It’s also available on Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV. Since it’s a nationally televised game, it won’t air on your local RSN.
Can you stream Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning on ESPN+?
For those out-of-market, while NHL.TV out-of-market games are now on ESPN+, this Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning game won’t be available since it is on TNT.
However, during the NHL playoffs, you can watch nearly every out-of-market game on-demand with a subscription to ESPN+, as well as The Disney Bundle.
You can stream this game without cable on Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, & Mobile with a Live TV Streaming Service like DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV. If you haven’t tried it before, you can get a 5-Day Free Trial of DIRECTV STREAM.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers Game Preview: Lightning visit the Panthers with 1-0 series lead
Tampa Bay Lightning (51-23-8, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Florida Panthers (58-18-6, first in the Atlantic Division)
Lightning vs. Panthers (Lightning leads 1-0)
Date: Thursday, May 19
Start time: 7 p.m. ET
TV channel: TNT
Live stream: TNT Live, TNT App
Sunrise, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Panthers -156, Lightning +133; over/under is 6.5
It was expected that the Florida Panthers would push the pace and try to beat the Lightning with pressure in Game 1, but instead they allowed Tampa Bay to run the show and control the speed of play. The result was a 4-1 win for the Lightning that they showed a clear edge in special teams with three power-play goals. Florida, which hasn’t scored a power-play goal in this postseason, needs to make some changes on their special teams unit or they could easily go down two games to the defending champs. I think the Panthers’ power play will finally get going in Game 4 and they will earn a split.
BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Florida Panthers in the second round of the NHL Playoffs with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Tuesday for the sixth time this season. The Lightning won 4-1 in the previous meeting.
Florida is 58-18-6 overall with a 16-2-2 record in Atlantic Division play. The Panthers are 53-8-2 when scoring at least three goals.
Tampa Bay has a 51-23-8 record overall and a 13-8-3 record in Atlantic Division play. The Lightning rank seventh in the league with 285 total goals (averaging 3.5 per game).
TOP PERFORMERS: Aleksander Barkov Jr. has 39 goals and 49 assists for the Panthers. Carter Verhaeghe has eight goals and six assists over the last 10 games.
Victor Hedman has 20 goals and 66 assists for the Lightning. Corey Perry has scored five goals with one assist over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 5-5-0, averaging 2.9 goals, five assists, five penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.
Lightning: 6-4-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.9 penalties and 13.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
INJURIES: Panthers: Markus Nutivaara: out (undisclosed), Jonas Johansson: out (covid-19), Mason Marchment: day to day (lower body).
Lightning: Brayden Point: day to day (lower-body).
Florida finished 1-for-3, dropping to 1-for-28 in man-advantage situations this postseason.
“Not a lot of puck luck, and lots of credit to them,” Florida interim coach Andrew Brunette said.
“We fall behind, they’re a tough team to come back on. We kind of fell behind here this whole series and we haven’t found that extra gear from behind, which we found all year,” Brunette added. “But you have to play one game to bring it home and keep it alive.”
NOTES: With his 50th career playoff goal, Perry moved ahead of Brad Marchant and Patrick Bergeron into sole possession of sixth place among active career playoff goal leaders. ... The Lightning are 9-0 in best-of-seven series in which they’ve won the first two games, including last year’s first-round victory over the Panthers. ... Lightning C Brayden Point missed his third consecutive game because of a lower body injury suffered during Tampa Bay’s Game 7 victory over Toronto in the first round.
The 38-year-old defenseman had two goals and 12 points in 20 games in a depth role after being acquired from the Seattle Kraken prior to the trade deadline before adding two assists in the playoffs.