BLACKHAWKS (10-8-2) at LIGHTNING (15-3-2)
7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, NBCSCH, NHL.TV
The Tampa Bay Lightning will conclude a three-game homestand against the Chicago Blackhawks at Amalie Arena on Wednesday.
The Lightning's five-game winning streak ended with a 5-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday, but they're 10-2-1 in their past 13. Their 32 points are second behind the St. Louis Blues (33) for most in the NHL.
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos leads the League with 35 points (10 goals, 25 assists), two ahead of teammate Nikita Kucherov (17 goals, 16 assists). Stamkos has 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in his past 14 games and points in 17 of 20 games this season.
The Blackhawks have won three of their past four and two straight on the road, including a 2-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
Players to watch
Forward Artem Anisimov has goals in three straight games (5-0-5) and leads the Blackhawks with 10.
Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy leads the League with 14 wins. He's held opponents to two goals or fewer in 10 of his past 13 starts (11-1-1, 1.91 goals-against average, .939 save percentage).
They said it
"They came out pretty hot with Stamkos, Kucherov and [Vladislav] Namestnikov, so we need to keep an eye on that line and control the puck so we can generate opportunities." -- Blackhawks forward Richard Panik
"When things are going well, sometimes you forget how hard you worked to have that streak or play that well. We saw the video of last game and it definitely wasn't the standard that we had set during the previous five in that win streak." -- Lightning center Steven Stamkos
Blackhawks projected lineup
Brandon Saad -- Jonathan Toews -- Richard Panik
Nick Schmaltz -- Artem Anisimov -- Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp -- Ryan Hartman -- Alex DeBrincat
Lance Bouma -- Tommy Wingels -- John Hayden
Duncan Keith -- Cody Franson
Connor Murphy -- Brent Seabrook
Gustav Forsling -- Jan Rutta
Scratched: Michal Kempny, Jordan Oesterle, Tanner Kero
Injured: Michal Rozsival (concussion), Jordin Tootoo (upper body)
Lightning projected lineup
Vladislav Namestnikov -- Steven Stamkos -- Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Palat -- Brayden Point -- Yanni Gourde
Alex Killorn - Tyler Johnson -- Ryan Callahan
Chris Kunitz - Cedric Paquette -- J.T. Brown
Victor Hedman -- Dan Girardi
Mikhail Sergachev -- Anton Stralman
Braydon Coburn -- Andrej Sustr
Scratched: Slater Koekkoek
Injured: Jake Dotchin (undisclosed)
Paquette said he's ready to go but will have to go through warmups first. ... The Lightning placed forward Gabriel Dumont on waivers and he was claimed by the Ottawa Senators. ... Kempny left the morning skate early with an illness.
Kane has 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in 13 games against the Lightning. ... Tampa Bay has scored five or more goals nine times this season. … Gourde has nine points (five goals, four assists) in his past eight games.