Lightning Dominate Panthers In Home Opener

The Tampa Bay Lightning handled the Florida Panthers 7-2 Thursday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Steven Stamkos lit up the Panthers and the home crowd with an impressive hat-trick.

“When you play the game the right way you get rewarded,” Stamkos said.

The Lightning defensively dominated, limiting the Panthers to 21 shots on goal.

Stay tuned for post-game coverage from the locker room and coach Cooper’s press conference.