Tkachuk's 5-point night leads Panthers over Lightning 7-1

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SUNRISE, Fla. — Two days after being named MVP of the NHL All-Star Game on home ice, Matthew Tkachuk had a five-point night with two goals as the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-1 on Monday night. Tkachuk had a hand in the first three goals for the Panthers. Both teams were coming off their All-Star break. Florida goalie Sergei Bobrovsky looked sharp with 32 saves after being out since Jan. 19. Aside from Tkachuk, Florida got a pair of goals from Carter Verhaeghe as well as goals from Sam Bennett, Eetu Luostarinen and Eric Staal. All-Star Nikita Kucherov scored for Tampa Bay and Andrei Vasilevskiy had 42 saves.

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