The Lightning travel to the Florida Panthers on Thursday looking for their first preseason win after three losses.
The latest was a 7-1 setback at Nashville after losses against Carolina 5-1 and Nashville 2-0.
Brandon Hagel scored Tampa Bay’s lone goal.
The main purpose of preseason is to get ready when the games count, and Cole Koepke is making a strong bid to stick around. He skated on a line with Ross Colton and Vladislav Namestnikov for the second time on Friday.
“I feel like I fit in well,” Koepke said via the Lightning’s website. “Those are two great players.”
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