LIGHTNING (13-9-1) at BLUE JACKETS (11-5-4)
7 p.m. ET; FS-O, SUN, NHL.TV
Lightning team scope
Tampa Bay Lightning backup goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is expected to start against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He has won four straight games and leads the NHL with a 1.50 goals-against average and and has a .951 save percentage in eight games. Forward J.T. Brown is expected to play after missing three games with an upper-body injury. The Lightning have lost two straight, including a 5-3 loss at home to the Blue Jackets on Friday, and are 1-3-0 in their past four games. The game will mark the first in Columbus for former Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards, now an assistant with the Lightning. He was fired Oct. 20, 2015, after an 0-7-0 start and was replaced by current coach John Tortorella. Richards was 127-112-21 in five seasons with Columbus from 2011-16.
Blue Jackets team scope
Columbus is 1-1-2 following a four-game winning streak. They are 7-1-1 in their past nine home games, but those two defeats have come in their past two games at Nationwide Arena, a 3-2 overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Nov. 21 and a 2-0 loss to the Calgary Flames on Nov. 23. Columbus has the best power play in the NHL (28.2 percent) and is fourth in goals per game (3.10). Sergei Bobrovsky, who is 11-5-2 with a 2.15 goals-against average, has started 18 of 20 games and is expected to start.
Lightning projected lineup
Ondrej Palat -- Tyler Johnson -- Nikita Kucherov
Brayden Point -- Valtteri Filppula -- Ryan Callahan
Jonathan Drouin -- Cedric Paquette -- Alex Killorn
J.T. Brown -- Vladislav Namestnikov -- Brian Boyle
Victor Hedman -- Andrej Sustr
Nikita Nesterov -- Braydon Coburn
Jason Garrison -- Slater Koekkoek
Scratched: Luke Witkowski
Injured: Steven Stamkos (knee), Anton Stralman (upper body)
Blue Jackets projected lineup
Brandon Saad -- Alexander Wennberg -- Nick Foligno
Boone Jenner -- Brandon Dubinsky -- Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell -- William Karlsson -- Josh Anderson
Markus Hannikainen -- Lukas Sedlak -- Sam Gagner
Zach Werenski -- Seth Jones
Jack Johnson -- David Savard
Ryan Murray -- Markus Nutivaara
Scratched: Scott Harrington, Dalton Prout
Injured: David Clarkson (back), Matt Calvert (upper-body)
Stralman may be available after missing the past eight games. ... The Lightning reassigned forward Erik Condra to Syracuse of the American Hockey League on Monday. … Calvert has missed the past three games and his status is unknown. The Blue Jackets did not hold a morning skate Tuesday.
Kucherov leads the League with 18 points (10 goals) in November. ... Atkinson has four goals and eight assists and is plus-7 in the past eight games.