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Nuts & Bolts: Back home on Tuesday vs. the Kings

Tampa Bay and Los Angeles meet for the first time this season

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

After splitting a weekend back-to-back in Philadelphia and New Jersey, the Lightning make a quick stop at home to host the KIngs on Tueday. 

Lines from Sunday's game. Subject to change.

Forwards
Steven Stamkos - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Palat - Anthony Cirelli - Tyler Johnson
Alex Killorn - Cedric Paquette - Alexander Volkov
Carter Verhaeghe - Mitchell Stephens - Yanni Gourde

Defensemen
Victor Hedman - Jan Rutta
Mikhail Sergachev - Kevin Shattenkirk
Braydon Coburn - Erik Cernak

Goaltenders
Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney

Tuesday's Matchup
The Lightning and the Kings are playing their first of two meetings this season (also: Jan. 29 at LAK) and the only meeting at AMALIE Arena... Tampa Bay has swept the two-game regular season series from Los Angeles each of the last three seasons and has won six in a row in the series, outscoring the Kings 25-11 in the process...The Lightning have won four straight at home over the Kings...Tampa Bay earned a 4-3 shootout win in the last meeting with the Kings Feb. 25 at AMALIE Arena, the Lightning allowing a 2-0 third-period lead to slip away before J.T. Miller tied the game 3-3 at 12:04 of the third and Victor Hedman provided the game-deciding goal in the Fourth Round of the shootout for the Bolts' ninth-straight win in a franchise record-tying 10-game win streak...Tampa Bay defeated the Kings 6-2 in Los Angeles Jan. 3, the Lightning extending their point streak to 16 games behind three power-play goals and a four-point game from Nikita Kucherov (goal, 3 assists)...Brayden Point has scored a power-play goal in two-straight games vs. LAK (2-1--3)... Nikita Kucherov is on a six-game point streak vs. LAK (5-7--12)...Steven Stamkos has points in four-straight games vs. LAK (3-6-9)...Andrei Vasilevskiy has wins in three-straight starts vs. LAK after starting his career 0-2-0 vs. the Kings.

Tuesday's Storylines
The Lightning have won five-consecutive games at AMALIE Arena and own the third-longest active home win streak in the NHL...Tampa Bay is on a seven-game home point streak (6-0-1)...The Lightning are a perfect 4-0-0 against Pacific Division teams this season and have won seven in a row over the Pacific dating back to last season...The Bolts are on a nine-game point streak versus Pacific Division teams (8-0-1)...Tampa Bay hasn't allowed a power-play goal in five-consecutive games and has killed off 18-straight opponent power plays...The Lightning's penalty kill ranks tied for fourth in the NHL at 83.5% and first in the League since Nov. 1 (89%)...Tampa Bay's +32 goal differential ranks tied for second in the NHL (1st: BOS +35)...The Lightning rank tied for second in the NHL for regulation wins with 23 (1st: BOS - 24).

Injuries
2019-20 Man Games Lost: 51
Current injuries
Pat Maroon (Upper-Body Injury; Day-to-Day) 1 Game
Ryan McDonagh (Upper-Body Injury; Day-to-Day) 5 Games

Parking Info
For the 2019-20 season, pre-purchased Tampa Bay Lightning parking passes will be handled by our preferred parking vendor, Park Whiz. The decision to move to Park Whiz was made to provide our STMs with a higher level of service and accessibility when it comes to parking.

Additional information on your options for the upcoming season can be found below. Please note that season pass options are very limited and may sell out quickly.

Construction on the Water Street neighborhood, adjacent to AMALIE Arena, will continue to accelerate into 2020. Please allow a little extra time to navigate your way through downtown for each home game. We strongly encourage all fans to secure pre-paid parking in advance of their games.

Having trouble creating your account or purchasing your pass? Please call or text ParkWhiz Customer Support at 888-472-7594 or via email at help@parkwhiz.com.

Visit TampaBayLightning.com/parking for more information. 

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The Road Ahead
Thursday, January 16 at Minnesota Wild
Friday, January 17 at Winnipeg Jets
Monday, January 27 at Dallas Stars

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