The Lightning take on the Florida Panthers at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Sunrise.
MORNING SKATE LINES
Lines from Monday's morning skate in Sunrise.
Vladislav Namestnikov - Steven Stamkos - Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Palat - Tyler Johnson - Brayden Point
Alex Killorn - Valtteri Filppula - Ryan Callahan
Brian Boyle - Cedric Paquette - J.T. Brown
Victor Hedman - Anton Stralman
Jason Garrison - Andrej Sustr
Slater Koekkoek, Braydon Coburn and Nikita Nesterov rotating
Ben Bishop expected to start
The Lightning travel to take on the Panthers at BB&T Center for the first time this season...The Bolts downed the Panthers in their first matchup of the season at AMALIE Arena, 4-3 in a shootout...Steven Stamkos scored the game-tying goal with 5.5 seconds remaining in regulation time and Brayden Point netted the game-deciding goal in the shootout to give the Lightning the win...The Lightning will be looking for their first win at BB&T Center since April 4, 2015 (4-0), after going 0-2 against their division rivals last season on the road...The Bolts own an all-time record of 21-29-6 with four ties against Florida on the road.
Steven Stamkos enters tonight's match-up with points in four straight games (two goals, three assists)...Stamkos is tied for second in the NHL for goals with seven and is also tied for fourth for points with 14...Stamkos has notched 27 goals and 21 assists in 41 career games against the Panthers...Nikita Kucherov comes into tonight's game with 13 points (four goals, nine assists) over his past seven games...Kucherov is currently tied for league lead for points (15) and is also tied for first for assists with 11...Brayden Point scored his first career NHL goal on Saturday night against New Jersey...Tampa Bay has recorded five power-play goals over their past three games and its 13 power-play goals currently rank second in the NHL...The Lightning are converting power plays at a 26.5% success rate, fourth best in the league...The Bolts have scored multiple power-play goals in five of 12 games.
2016-17 Regular Season Man Games Lost: 11
Jonathan Drouin - Upper-body injury (DAY-TO-DAY; INJURED NOV. 1) - 2 Games
Nov. 6 - Recalled F Cory Conacher from AHL Syracuse
Oct. 31 - Recalled D Slater Koekkoek from AHL Syracuse
Oct. 31 - Reassigned D Matt Taormina to AHL Syracuse