For the Lightning, coming off a last-minute loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, the matchup against the Kings figures to be a test of where they stand early in the season.
"We keep running into these tests," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "Like, wow, this whole League is a test, I'm finding out."
"Again, we're playing another team that their whole core is together," Cooper said. "They played deep into the [postseason]. They throw four lines at you, they are big and they are strong."
Returning to the net Tuesday will be Ben Bishop, who missed the game Saturday with a lower-body injury. Bishop has been in goal for all three of the Lightning's wins this season.
Here is the lineups the Lightning likely will use Tuesday:
Injured: Tom Pyatt (collarbone)