Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers rivalry has taken a step back

SUNRISE, Fla. – After the success of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers last year, the Sunshine State appeared on the verge of a frozen takeover.
Both teams made the playoffs in the same season for just the second time since both franchises have been in the league. A second round meeting was derailed when the New York Islanders bounced the Panthers in the first round that would have heated up the in-state rivalry to a new level.
That led to heightened expectations for both franchises entering this season. And when each team started the year 2-0 heading in to their first meeting b...


Thank you for your interest in our content. Please either login below or purchase a subscription to read the full article.

Share the Post: