Posted April 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Tampa Bay Lightning have rebounded from three consecutive road losses with a pair of home wins. So have the Eastern Conference-worst Florida Panthers - and they've bounced back against the same opponents. Tampa Bay will look to stay undefeated since its recent coaching switch - and win an eighth straight in this Southeast Division matchup - on Tuesday night when the Panthers go for a season-best third consecutive victory. With the club in danger of missing the playoffs for a second straight season, general manager Steve Yzerman fired Guy Boucher prior to a 3-2 loss to Winnipeg on March 24 that capped off an 0-3-0 trip. Tampa Bay (15-18-1), though, has won twice since Jon Cooper took over - 2-1 over Buffalo last Tuesday and 5-4 in a shootout against New Jersey on Friday. The latter was Cooper's first game on the bench as an NHL coach after watching Tuesday's win from an executive suite. "The wave of emotions I had from when there's 17 seconds left to 15 s...
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