The Panthers tied it at 2 when Huberdeau and Luostarinen scored 36 seconds apart midway through the second. Huberdeau’s goal deflected off Tampa Bay defenseman Ryan McDonagh and Luostarinen redirected Aaron Ekblad’s shot.
Aleksander Barkov assisted on Huberdeau’s goal and has a nine-game point streak (four assists, 11 points).
Tampa Bay, which entered 2 for 22 on the power play at home, converted its lone chance when Maroon scored at 12:17 of the first.
Florida went 0 for 1 with the man advantage,
Hedman made it 2-0 at 9:02 into the second. Boris Katchouk assisted for his first NHL point.
HERE WE GO AGAIN
Including the playoffs and preseason games, this was the 19th game between the Panthers and Lightning in 2021. They will meet for a 20th time on Dec. 30, which according to the NHL will be the most games between two non-Original Six teams in any calendar year.
“The hotel we’re at is very, very, very familiar,” Panthers interim coach Andrew Brunette said.