Lightning at Panthers
When/where: 6 p.m./BB&T Center
TV: Fox Sports Florida; Radio: 560-AM; 640-AM (Palm Beach)
Scouting report: The Panthers are playing the first of seven consecutive games at the BB&T Center. … Florida entered Saturday night 11 points out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. … Tampa Bay has beaten Florida in all three contests this season (2-1, 7-3, 5-4). … The Lightning (39-11-4) have the best record in the NHL. … Tampa Bay is coming off a 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues. … Nikita Kucherov leads the Lightning with 81 points (22 goals, 59 assists), while Brayden Point has 66 points (31 goals, 35 assists).