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Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
« on: May 12, 2021, 09:27:24 AM »
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Re: Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2021, 10:13:48 AM »
This is going to be a heck of a 1st round match-up. Florida played at a 115-point pace in a full season, Tampa 109 point pace. The Lightning get Kucherov and Stamkos back but they'll be rusty (especially Kucherov of course) and going up against a very good team. Hedman and McDonagh are both playing through some injuries and they just lost Goodrow for awhile as well. On Florida's side they're also missing Ekblad of course which is a big loss for them.

Wouldn't be that surprised if the reigning champs got knocked out 1st round.

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Re: Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2021, 10:16:39 AM »
Also after being traded to Florida Sam Bennett had 6 goals, 15 points, 29 hits, and 39 shots in 10 regular season games. Didn't see that one coming.

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Re: Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2021, 10:20:36 AM »
Also after being traded to Florida Sam Bennett had 6 goals, 15 points, 29 hits, and 39 shots in 10 regular season games. Didn't see that one coming.

He really caught fire. Florida plays the right style to leverage his skillset.
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Re: Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2021, 10:28:09 AM »
Also after being traded to Florida Sam Bennett had 6 goals, 15 points, 29 hits, and 39 shots in 10 regular season games. Didn't see that one coming.

Motivation issues?  He has decent playoff stats (11G 19P in 30GP) and now good production after being traded. 

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Re: Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2021, 10:41:40 AM »
I like Florida in this series. They have a solid team and kept doing well despite missing their best D man.

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Re: Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2021, 10:57:31 AM »
I like Florida in this series. They have a solid team and kept doing well despite missing their best D man.

Yep. A team from Florida will win this one.  8)
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Re: Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2021, 11:59:59 AM »
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Re: Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2021, 12:05:06 PM »

Crazy that one of these teams will be a first round casualty but that's been true of some of the Boston/Toronto serieses so my sympathy isn't too high.
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Re: Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2021, 09:16:28 PM »
I think we just need to give credit to the heroic effort of Kucherov to overcome the LTIR status just in time for the cap no longer being in effect

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Re: Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2021, 09:53:10 PM »
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Re: Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2021, 10:30:59 PM »
Bob can't make the big save and Bennett is an idiot. 2 bad penalties and 2 PP goals for T Bay. TBay had 3 PPGs. Great game.

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Re: Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2021, 09:27:17 AM »

This hate was pretty bad. When the refs are letting players run wild all game long though eventually someone always crosses the line.

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Re: Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2021, 09:54:28 AM »

Barkov and Ruuta got matching penalties here.

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Re: Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2021, 10:04:26 AM »
Two minutes for being roughed up or for falling on top of an opponent?
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