Tampa Bay Lightning sweep the Florida Panthers to advance to third round of Stanley Cup playoffs

The Tampa Bay Lightning swept the Florida Panthers to advance to the third round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Tampa Bay defeated Florida with a score of 2-0 in Game 4 on Monday night at Amalie Arena. The Lightning are seeking a historic three-peat, after winning back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2020 and 2021.

Andrei Vasilevskiy recorded an impressive 49 saves in the shutout, while forward Pat Maroon put Tampa Bay up 1-0, and Ondrej Palat added an empty-netter with 23 seconds left in the game.

Next up, Tampa Bay will face the winner of the Carolina Hurricanes-New York Rangers series in the Eastern Conference final.

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