The Tampa Bay Lightning head out on the road to face the Islanders in the first of a back-to-back on Monday night at 7.
Lines are from the team's morning skate session on Monday.
Vladislav Namestnikov - Steven Stamkos - Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Palat - Tyler Johnson - Alex Killorn
Brayden Point - Valtteri Filppula - Ryan Callahan
Brian Boyle - Cedric Paquette - J.T. Brown
Victor Hedman - TBA (Luke Witkowski recalled from Syracuse on Monday)
Jason Garrison - Andrej Sustr
Slater Koekkoek - Braydon Coburn
The Lightning are playing the first game of their second back-to-back set of the season when they take on the Islanders...Tampa Bay and New York will complete their three-game season series tonight...All three games will have been played in a 14-day window...The Lightning have won both previous meetings this season by a combined 10-2 score...The Bolts' 6-1 victory over the Islanders in Brooklyn Nov. 1 was their largest margin of victory this season and largest since a 5-0 win vs. BUF Dec. 4, 2014...Nikita Kucherov has scored three goals against New York this season...Steven Stamkos and Brian Boyle each have a pair of goals versus the Islanders in 2016-17...The Lightning are 19-24-2 with one tie all-time on the road against the Islanders in the regular season...The Bolts are 45-39-6 with
three ties overall all-time vs. New York in the regular season.
The Lightning begin a five-game road trip and a stretch of five games in eight days in Brooklyn tonight...The Bolts have won six in a row over the Islanders dating back to last season's Eastern Conference Semifinal playoff season and are looking for their first regular season sweep of the Isles since 2006-07 when they went 4-0-0...Tampa Bay has two players in the top eight in the NHL for scoring in Steven Stamkos (tied for third with 17 points) and Nikita Kucherov (tied for eighth with 16 points).
2016-17 Regular Season Man Games Lost: 15
Jonathan Drouin - Upper-body injury (DAY-TO-DAY; INJURED NOV. 1) 5 Games
Anton Stralman - Upper-body injury (DAY-TO-DAY; INJURED NOV. 12) 1 Game
Nov. 8 - Re-assigned F Cory Conacher to AHL Syracuse
Nov. 6 - Recalled F Cory Conacher from AHL Syracuse
Oct. 31 - Recalled D Slater Koekkoek from AHL Syracuse
Oct. 31 - Re-assigned D Matt Taormina to AHL Syracuse
BACK TO BACK
The Lightning have 16 back-to-back sets this season...They dropped both ends of their first back-to-back of 2016-17 when they fell 3-1 at NJD (10/29) and 6-1 at NYR (10/30)...Last season, the Bolts went 8-5-0 in the first game and 5-6-2 in the second game of a back-to-back set.