The Lightning take on the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m. Saturday at Amalie Arena
TONIGHT'S PROJECTED LINEUP
Saturday's Morning Skate was optional. Here's how the lines the team used in Thursday's win against Detroit. Subject to change.
Ondrej Palat - Steven Stamkos - Jonathan Drouin
Alex Killorn - Tyler Johnson - Nikita Kucherov
Vlad Namestnikov - Valtteri Filppula - Brayden Point
Cedric Paquette - Brian Boyle - J.T. Brown
Victor Hedman - Anton Stralman
Jason Garrison - Andrej Sustr
Braydon Coburn - Nikita Nesterov
Tampa Bay is playing the first of three games (2 home, 1 away) against New Jersey tonight...The Lightning and Devils will play all threeof their regular-season matchups within a 22-day window...Three of the Bolts' first 12 games of the 2016-17 are against New Jersey...The Lightning have won four in a row over the Devils, including a three-game sweep last season...Tampa Bay outscored New Jersey 11-3 in 2015-16...Ben Bishop made all 21 saves to shutout the Devils in their first meeting last season, a 4-0 Lightning victory (Feb. 26)...Nikita Kucherov had a goal and two assists during a 3-1 Bolts' win in their only matchup at AMALIE Arena last season (April 2)...The Lightning capped the three-game sweep with a 4-2 victory in New Jersey in the next-to-last game of the season...Tampa Bay has won four of its last five contests at home against New Jersey...The Lightning are 16-20-3 with five ties all-time at AMALI Arena against the Devils...The Bolts are 30-47-7 with seven ties all-time overall against New Jersey.
The Lightning will be playing their second game of a season-opening, four-game home stand tonight against New Jersey...The Bolts are looking to start the season 2-0-0 for the second-straight year and sixth time in franchise history.
2016-17 Regular Season Man Games Lost: 1
Ryan Callahan - (OUT 5 MONTHS FROM SURGERY DATE) Had hip surgery June 21 to repair labral tear in right hip
Oct. 11 - Re-signed F Nikita Kucherov to a three-year contract
Oct. 11 - Assigned F Erik Condra, F Cory Conacher and F Joel Vermin to AHL Syracuse