NHL: Panthers F Ryan Lomberg to play in Game 5 vs. Oilers


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Florida Panthers forward Ryan Lomberg will draw into the lineup on Tuesday for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Edmonton Oilers in Sunrise, Fla.

The Panthers hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Oilers staved off elimination with an 8-1 rout of Florida in Game 4 on Saturday in Edmonton.

Lomberg, 29, has yet to record a point in five playoff games. He last played on May 26 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final against the New York Rangers.

“Great energy that he brings to our room,” coach Paul Maurice said. “But to give him credit, he also brings it when he wasn’t in the lineup. The last change was made after a couple of overtime losses. We shifted players in and out, then we rip off six in a row, and I’m not looking for a change at that point.

“But God, (Lomberg) had a great week in that time. … He was really good in practice and warmups, pumping tires and making sure everybody feels good.”

Lomberg likely will replace Steven Lorentz on the fourth line.

–Field Level Media


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