The Lightning take on the Ottawa Senators in a critical Atlantic division matchup Monday night at AMALIE Arena.
Subject to change.
Ondrej Palat -- Tyler Johnson -- Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn -- Brayden Point -- Jonathan Drouin
Adam Erne -- Valtteri Filppula -- Vladislav Namestnikov
Gabriel Dumont -- Cedric Paquette -- J.T. Brown
Victor Hedman -- Jake Dotchin
Jason Garrison -- Anton Stralman
Braydon Coburn -- Andrej Sustr
Andrei Vasilevskiy or Peter Budaj
The Lightning and the Senators are playing their third of four meetings this season and second of two at AMALIE Arena...The teams have split their previous two matchups this season, each team winning on the road...In their last meeting, the Senators defeated the Lightning 5-2 at AMALIE Arena on Feb. 2, the Bolts' last game without a point before going on a season-long seven-game point streak that was stopped Thursday versus Calgary...The Bolts had picked up a point in nine-consecutive home games versus Ottawa, going 70-2, until their home loss to the Sens 25 days ago...Tampa Bay beat Ottawa 4-1 at the Canadian Tire Centre in the fifth game of the season for the Bolts (Oct. 22)...The Lightning went 2-for-4 on the power play in that win with Vladislav Namestnikov and Steven Stamkos each netting power-play goals, and Andrei Vasilevskiy picking up his second win against no losses to start the season after making 27-of-28 stops...Namestnikov and Valtteri Filppula each had a goal and an assist in that win...Tampa Bay is 21-21-3 with two ties all-time at home versus Ottawa...The Lightning are 11-4-3 since the start of the 2012-13 season against the Senators...The Bolts are 36-46-8 with two ties all-time overall against the Sens.
Tonight's game is the start of five-straight games and 10 of 11 against Eastern Conference opponents for Tampa Bay...Since the start of the 2014-15 season, Tampa Bay has played more games (playoffs included) than any other team in the NHL with 267 (second: Chicago - 255)...Since the start of the 2014-15 season, the Bolts rank fourth in the league for wins (includes playoffs).
TOTAL WINS SINCE 2014-15
- Washington - 155
- Chicago - 152
- New York Rangers - 151
- Tampa Bay - 148
- Pittsburgh - 146
2016-17 Regular Season Man Games Lost: 184
Ryan Callahan - Follow up surgical procedure on right hip (OUT INDEFINITELY; INJURED JAN. 7) 19 Games
Steven Stamkos - Lateral meniscus tear in right knee (OUT APPROXIMATELY 4 MONTHS; INJURED NOV. 15) 43 Games
Feb. 26 - Acquired goaltender Peter Budaj, defenseman Erik Cernak, a seventh-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft as well as a conditional pick in 2017 from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for goaltender Ben Bishop and a fifth-round selection in 2017
Feb. 25 - Acquired RW Stefan Fournier from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for RW Jeremy Morin
Feb. 24 - Re-assigned F Cory Conacher to AHL Syracuse
Feb. 22 - Recalled F Cory Conacher from AHL Syracuse
Feb. 19 - Re-assigned F Cory Conacher to AHL Syracuse
Feb. 18 - Recalled F Cory Conacher from AHL Syracuse
Feb. 17 - Recalled F Gabriel Dumont from AHL Syracuse
IN THE NIK OF TIME
Tampa Bay forward Nikita Kucherov scored a goal Feb. 23 vs. CGY to extend his goal streak to two games...Kucherov has five points over his last two games (2 goals, 3 assists)...Kucherov needs one more goal to tie Ryan Malone for ninth place among the Lightning's all-time goal scorers.
LIGHTNING ALL-TIME GOAL LEADERS
- Chris Gratton (482 games played) - 98
- Ryan Malone (342 games played) - 92
- Nikita Kucherov (264 games played) - 91
- Tyler Johnson (300 games played) 87
Kucherov paces the Lightning for scoring (23-31--54) and goals...Kucherov ranks tied for 13th in the NHL for scoring and tied for 19th for goals...Kucherov leads the Lightning for plus-minus (+10), and since the start of the 2014-15 season, Kucherov is +57, ranking tied for fourth in the NHL for plus-minus over that span.