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Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Avalanche host Golden Knights in Game 1

Hurricanes-Lightning second-round series begins; Canadiens' confidence growing

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily in-depth look at the 2021 NHL postseason. There are two playoff games scheduled for Sunday and there were two Saturday.

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NHL Insider

Lightning feel confident after eliminating Panthers in playoffs

Become first since 2018 to reach second round in season following Stanley Cup triumph

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The Tampa Bay Lightning played their best game of the Stanley Cup First Round on Wednesday to traverse a hurdle that has been too high for many defending Stanley Cup champions in recent seasons.

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Panthers believe series loss to Lightning sign of better times ahead

Eliminated in Game 6 but feel 'like a fresh team, fresh organization'

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Aleksander Barkov's disappointment was obvious. So was his optimism.

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game recap

Lightning eliminate Panthers with Game 6 shutout

Vasilevskiy makes 29 saves for Tampa Bay; Stamkos has goal, assist

by Corey Long / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Stamkos nets one-timer for PPG

FLA@TBL, Gm6: Stamkos buries a heavy shot for PPG

R1, Gm6: Steven Stamkos cranks a one-timer from the circle past Spencer Knight, the power-play goal doubles the Lightning's lead to 2-0

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TAMPA -- Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning eliminated the Florida Panthers with a 4-0 win in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup First Round at Amalie Arena on Wednesday.

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game preview

3 Keys: Panthers at Lightning, Game 6 of first round

Knight, Florida attempt to extend series; Tampa Bay seeks to advance with better discipline

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

No. 2 Panthers at No. 3 Lightning

8 p.m. ET; CNBC, SN360, TVAS2, BSSUN, BSFL

Tampa Bay leads best-of-7 series, 3-2
 

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Lightning hope to be 'much hungrier' against Panthers in Game 6

Seek to remain focused, advance to second round

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The Tampa Bay Lightning are hoping to put a poor performance behind them and close out their Stanley Cup First Round series when they host the Florida Panthers in Game 6 on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; CNBC, SN360, TVAS, BSSUN, BSFL).

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First Round

Knight shuts door on Lightning in playoff debut for Panthers in Game 5

Rookie goalie perfect after allowing goal on first shot with Florida facing elimination

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Spencer Knight had to reset before he was really even set in his Stanley Cup Playoff debut.

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Knight wins NHL playoff debut for Panthers against Lightning in Game 5

Rookie goalie starts instead of Bobrovsky, Driedger, makes 36 saves to help Florida avoid elimination

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Spencer Knight won his Stanley Cup Playoff debut, helping the Florida Panthers to a 4-1 home victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup First Round on Monday.

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game recap

Knight helps Panthers avoid elimination with Game 5 win against Lightning

Rookie makes 36 saves in playoff debut; Weegar, Hornqvist each has goal, assist for Florida

by Alain Poupart / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Knight propels Panthers in Game 5

TBL@FLA, Gm5: Knight makes 36 saves in Game 5 win

Spencer Knight stopped 36 shots to lead the Panthers to a 4-1 victory over the Lightning in Game 5, trimming the series deficit to 3-2

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SUNRISE, Fla. -- Spencer Knight made 36 saves in his Stanley Cup Playoff debut, and the Florida Panthers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup First Round at BB&T Center on Monday.

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game preview

3 Keys: Lightning at Panthers, Game 5 of first round

Kucherov, Sergachev in for Tampa Bay; Knight could start for Florida, which tries to avoid elimination

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

No. 3 Lightning at No. 2 Panthers

8 p.m. ET; CNBC, FX-CA, TVAS.ca, BSFL, BSSUN

Tampa Bay leads best-of-7 series, 3-1

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