Final SO

Series (Game 1 of 3)

Tampa Bay leads 2-1

Game 1: Saturday, September 21st
Panthers4Final
SO
Lightning5
Game 2: Thursday, September 26th
Panthers2Final
OT
Lightning3
Game 3: Saturday, September 28th
Lightning3Final
Panthers5

Panthers 4

(2-1-2, 6 pts)

Lightning 5

(4-0-0, 8 pts)

7:00 PM ET, September 21, 2013

Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Florida

1 2 3 SO T
FLA 0 2 2 04
TB 2 1 1 15

S. Stamkos (Lightning - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

B. Butler (Panthers - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

R. Malone (Lightning - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Drouin lifts Lightning over Panthers in shootout

Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Jonathan Drouin scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Florida Panthers 5-4 in a preseason game Saturday night.

Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists in regulation for the Lighting (4-0-0), putting them ahead 4-3 at the 7:35 mark of the third period before Bobby Butler tied it for the Panthers (2-2-1) with 58 seconds remaining -- his second goal of the game.

Ryan Malone and Martin St. Louis scored in the first to give Tampa Bay a 2-0 lead at the end of the period. Erik Gudbranson and Dmitry Kulikov scored in the second to help the Panthers pull to 3-2 heading into the third.

J.T. Brown scored for the Lightning in the second.

Ben Bishop stopped 25 shots for the Lightning, while Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves for the Panthers.

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