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Panthers Extend Series Lead to 3-0 Over Rival Lightning – The Rink Live

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Florida Panthers Take Commanding 3-0 Series Lead Over Tampa Bay Lightning

The Florida Panthers continued their dominance over the Tampa Bay Lightning with a 5-3 victory in Game 3 of their playoff series, taking a commanding 3-0 lead. Matthew Tkachuk was the star of the game, scoring two goals, including an empty-netter to seal the win.

The Panthers’ penalty-kill unit was instrumental in shutting down the Lightning’s power plays in the first period, allowing Tkachuk to score the opening goal. Despite Tampa Bay briefly taking the lead in the second period, Florida rallied back with goals from Brandon Montour, Steven Lorentz, and Sam Reinhart.

Tampa Bay fought back with a late goal from Nicholas Paul, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Panthers’ lead. With the win, Florida is now just one victory away from sweeping their rivals in the series.

Game 4 is set for Saturday in Tampa, where the Lightning will look to avoid elimination at the hands of the Panthers. Stay tuned for more updates on this thrilling playoff matchup.

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