The Lightning host the Winnipeg Jets for the only time during the 2016-17 season on Tuesday night at Amalie Arena. The Jets used to be in the Southeast division with the Lightning, but since realignment, the teams only face each other twice a year.
Lines are from Tuesday's morning skate. Subject to change.
Ondrej Palat -- Tyler Johnson -- Nikita Kucherov
Ryan Callahan -- Valtteri Filppula -- Jonathan Drouin
Alex Killorn -- Vladislav Namestnikov -- Adam Erne
Michael Bournival -- Matthew Peca -- J.T. Brown
Victor Hedman -- Anton Stralman
Jason Garrison -- Andrej Sustr
Slater Koekkoek -- Braydon Coburn
Andrei Vasilevskiy expected to start
The Lightning and the Jets are meeting for the first time this season...Tampa Bay swept Winnipeg last season, winning both games in overtime/a shootout...In their last meeting Feb. 18, 2016, the Lightning built a 3-0 lead but trailed 5-4 late before Nikita Kucherov leveled the score at 15:04 of the third period and Steven Stamkos eventually won it in a shootout on the Bolts' fifth attempt...Tampa Bay downed the Jets in Winnipeg 4-3 on Oct. 23 last season, Ondrej Palat netting the game-winner 36 seconds into the extra session...The Lightning have won four of their last five over Winnipeg and are 44-28-8 with four ties all-time against the Jets...The Bolts are 10-2-2 in their last 14 home games vs. Winnipeg and are 27-10-4 with one tie all-time at home against the Jets.
The Lightning are playing the fourth game of a season-long five game home stand, a home stand in which the Bolts are 2-0-1 so far...Tampa Bay has won four of its last five games at home and has gotten points from all five games, going 4-0-1...The Lightning are 1-3-0 against Central Division teams this season and collected their first win in their last outing against a Central team when they defeated St. Louis 5-2 on Dec. 22.
2016-17 Regular Season Man Games Lost: 98
Ben Bishop - Lower-body injury (OUT 3-4 WEEKS; INJURED DEC. 20) 5 Games
Ryan Callahan - Lower-body injury (DAY-TO-DAY; INJURED NOV. 29) 15 Games
Cedric Paquette - Lower-body injury (DAY-TO-DAY; INJURED DEC. 20) 5 Games
Brayden Point - Upper-body injury (OUT 4-6 WEEKS; INJURED DEC. 28) 2 Games
Steven Stamkos - Lateral meniscus tear in right knee (OUT APPROXIMATELY 4 MONTHS; INJURED NOV. 15) 21 Games
Jan. 1 - Recalled F Adam Erne from AHL Syracuse
Dec. 30 - Re-assigned F Erik Condra to AHL Syracuse
Dec. 29 - Recalled F Erik Condra from AHL Syracuse
Dec. 29 - Recalled F Yanni Gourde from AHL Syracuse
Dec. 27 - Recalled F Matthew Peca from AHL Syracuse
Dec. 26 - Re-assigned F Tanner Richard to AHL Syracuse
Dec. 26 - Re-assigned F Erik Condra to AHL Syracuse
Dec. 26 - Re-assigned F Cory Conacher to AHL Syracuse
Dec. 22 - Recalled F Michael Bournival from AHL Syracuse
Dec. 21 - Recalled G Kristers Gudlevskis from AHL Syracuse