Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers: NHL Preseason Live Stream, Schedule, Lineups, and Injury Report, October 8, 2022

The match between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers will take place at Arena (Los Angeles) on Saturday, October 8 at 4:00 PM ET.

Florida Panthers in a file photo (Image credits: Twitter)
By Sri Praneeth Palli | Oct 8, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


The Tampa Bay Lightning will take on Florida Panthers at Amalie Arena (Tampa) in the NHL Preseason game on October 8. With just over three minutes left in a tied game, the Florida Panthers received their second power play in Thursday’s contest against the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning. Brandon Montour, a defenseman who plays for Florida’s best power play unit, appeared to be in the mood for some Billy Joel. With 1:15 remaining in the game, Montour sent a shot past Andrei Vasilevskiy to give Florida a 3-2 preseason victory at FLA Live Arena.

Montour was allowed to play his custom goal song, “It’s Still Rock ‘n Roll to Me,” for the second time this preseason. The Panthers, who are 2-3 in the preseason, play the Lightning on Saturday in Tampa to round off the exhibition schedule (0-4). Montour remarked, “It’s good to [get one there], especially on the power play.” As we prepared for the season, we tried to work on it throughout the final few sessions. It’s wonderful to earn a quick win there, especially against those guys. Because it was a preseason game, the animosity between these two teams was not put on hold despite the fact that it had recently erupted.

Late in the second period, after tripping Steven Stamkos, Zac Dalpe got into a brawl with Cal Foote. As the scrum heated up, Dalpe suffered a serious injury and was forced to leave the game. Stamkos appeared to be rattled up on the play but continued to play the entire game. 3:34 into the game, Dalpe opened the scoring. A shot from Aaron Ekblad leaped off Vasilevskiy’s pad and landed directly on Dalpe’s stick. He placed it within the unblocked net. With 1:57 remaining in the first half, Aleksi Heponiemi converted a Sam Reinhart rebound into a goal to increase Florida’s lead to 2-0.

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Predicted Lineups

Tampa Bay Lightning

Steven Stamkos – Brayden Point – Nikita Kucherov 

Alex Killorn – Nick Paul – Brandon Hagel 

Ross Colton – Vladislav Namestnikov – Corey Perry 

Patrick Maroon – Pierre-Édouard Bellemare – Cole Koepke 

Victor Hedman – Cal Foote 

Mikhail Sergachev – Erik Cernak 

Ian Cole – Philippe Myers 

Andrei Vasilevskiy 

Brian Elliott 

Florida Panthers

Carter Verhaeghe – Aleksander Barkov – Sam Reinhart 

Matthew Tkachuk – Sam Bennett – Colin White 

Eetu Luostarinen – Anton Lundell – Rudolfs Balcers 

Ryan Lomberg – Nick Cousins – Patric Hornqvist 

Gustav Forsling – Aaron Ekblad 

Marc Staal – Brandon Montour 

Lucas Carlsson – Radko Gudas 

Sergei Bobrovsky 

Spencer Knight 

Injury Report

Tampa Bay Lightning: Mikhail Sergachev, Anthony Cirelli, Brayden Point 

Florida Panthers: Anthony Duclair 

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Schedule and Fixture

The match between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers will take place at Arena (Los Angeles) on Saturday, October 8 at 4:00 PM ET.

Where to watch Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers?

The match between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers will be telecast live on ESPN+. 

CountryChannelDate and Time
United StatesESPN+.October 8 (4:00 PM ET)



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