Atlantic Division Breakout Candidates

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Tampa Bay Lightning

Apr 14, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA;Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Richard Panik (71) during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center. Sabres beat the Lightning 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Panik – The skilled second-year pro has good hands and should crack the Lightning full-time this season.  He could earn a prime spot on the wing on one of the top two lines and could get some power play time.  He had 9 points in 25 games last season, but could get 35-40 points easily in full time duty.