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Nuts & Bolts: Lightning and Canucks put streaks on the line

Both Tampa Bay and Vancouver come into Tuesday's game riding seven-game winning streaks

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

Two of the hottest teams in tne NHL meet on Tuesday night at Amalie Arena.

Both the Bolts and Canucks come in riding seven-game winning streaks. The Lightning swept both halves of a back-to-back over the weekend, defeating the Senators and Hurricanes. Vancouver defeated the Rangers on Saturday night in their most recent action.

Lines from Sunday's game. Subject to change.

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

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

Goaltenders
Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney

Tuesday's Matchup
The Lightning and the Canucks are playing their first of two meetings this season (also: March 18 at VAN) and the only meeting at AMALIE Arena...Tampa Bay split the regular season series with Vancouver in 2018-19, each team winning on the road...Vancouver was a 4-1 winner over Tampa Bay Oct. 11 at AMALIE Arena, the Canucks scoring four-unanswered goals in the third period after the Lightning took a 1-0 lead in the first period behind Brayden Point's tally...The Bolts never trailed in a 5-2 win over the Canucks in Vancouver Dec. 18, a victory that pushed Tampa Bay's point streak to 10 games (would eventually reach 16 games, second longest in franchise history)...Tampa Bay has won three of its last four against Vancouver...The Lightning have won just once in their last four home games against the Canucks, that lone win coming Feb. 8, 2018 in a 5-2 win at AMALIE Arena...Brayden Point has points in two- straight games vs. VAN (1-1--2)...Yanni Gourde has points (2-2--4) in three of his four career games vs. VAN...Victor Hedman has recorded points in four of his last five games vs. VAN (3-3--6)...Nikita Kucherov has recorded multiple points in three of his last four games vs. VAN (2-4--6)...Steven Stamkos has tallied points in three of his last four games vs. VAN (2-2--4)...Curtis McElhinney has never lost in his career in regulation to Vancouver, going 3-0-1 in seven appearances.

Tuesday's Storylines
Tampa Bay's seven-game win streak is tied with Vancouver for the longest active win streak in the NHL and is tied for the fifth-longest win streak in franchise history...The Lightning are attempting to win eight games in a row for the first time since winning a franchise record 10 games in a row Feb. 9-27, 2019...The Bolts have won a season-high three-straight contests at home...Since Nov. 1, Tampa Bay owns the best power play in the NHL at 30% (2nd: EDM - 29.7%) and the top penalty kill in the League too at 87.3% (2nd: SJS - 87.2%)...The Lightning own the seventh-best points percentage (.634) in the NHL...The Bolts are playing their first of just three home games in the month of January tonight...The Lightning are playing their first game against a Western Conference team since Dec. 19 vs. DAL...The Bolts have yet to lose to a Pacific Division team this season, going 2-0-0...The Lightning have won five in a row over Pacific Division teams dating back to last season and are on a seven-game point streak versus the Pacific (6-0-1).

Injuries
2019-20 Man Games Lost: 45
Current injuries
Ryan McDonagh (Upper-Body Injury; Out) 1 Game

Cigar City Taproom Opens Tuesday
The Cigar City Brewing Taproom will be open before Tuesday's game versus the Canucks. Stop by to enjoy Tampa's own Cigar City Brewing and other signature craft, specialty and seasonal beers and ales. 

Hang around post-game for select specials!

Open to the public for every Lightning home game and most AMALIE Arena concerts and events as well as select non-event days.

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. 

Tampa Bay Sports Item of the Game
'47 Carhartt Headwear
Lightning Carhartt '47 hats and knits have arrived. Available in store and at TampaBaySports.com, while supplies last.

The Road Ahead
Thursday, January 9 vs. Arizona Coyotes
Saturday, January 11 at Philadelphia Flyers
Sunday, January 12 at New Jersey Devils

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