LIGHTNING (14-11-3) at PANTHERS (15-9-5)
7 p.m. ET; SNE, SNO, SNP, FS-F, SUN, NHL.TV
The Florida Panthers look for their third consecutive victory when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning at BB&T Center on Tuesday.
Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky will make his third consecutive start after stopping 63 of 65 shots to help the Panthers defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Saturday and the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Sunday.
Florida has won two straight after going 1-4-0 in its previous five games.
Tyler Johnson is out week to week because of a lower-body injury for the Lightning, who are 2-4-1 in their past six games after going 6-2-0 in their previous eight games. The center will miss his second consecutive game; he did not play in Tampa Bay's 5-1 loss against the New York Islanders on Monday.
The Lightning and Panthers faced each other in the first two games of the season, with each team winning on home ice.
Players to watch
Lightning forward Steven Stamkos has six points (three goals, three assists) in his past four games and 64 points (32 goals, 32 assists) in 52 games against Florida.
Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle has eight points (one goal, seven assists) in a five-game point streak.
They said it
"It's tough because we're working hard and putting a great effort forward. Obviously we're not getting the results we want, but we can't change anything because it's a blueprint for success." -- Lightning defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk
"[The Lightning are a] team that we know they're going to get on a roll this year. Right now we're fighting for space in our playoff race. It's an important two points for us." -- Panthers coach Joel Quenneville
Lightning projected lineup
Ondrej Palat -- Brayden Point -- Nikita Kucherov
Carter Verhaeghe -- Steven Stamkos -- Yanni Gourde
Alex Killorn -- Anthony Cirelli - Mathieu Joseph
Pat Maroon -- Cedric Paquette -- Mitchell Stephens
Victor Hedman -- Kevin Shattenkirk
Ryan McDonagh -- Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev -- Luke Schenn
Scratched: Jan Rutta
Injured: Braydon Coburn (lower body), Tyler Johnson (lower body)
Panthers projected lineup
Jonathan Huberdeau -- Aleksander Barkov -- Evgenii Dadonov
Mike Hoffman -- Vincent Trocheck -- Brett Connolly
Frank Vatrano -- Aleksi Saarela -- Noel Acciari
Dominic Toninato -- Brian Boyle -- Colton Sceviour
Keith Yandle -- Aaron Ekblad
MacKenzie Weegar -- Anton Stralman
Mike Matheson -- Josh Brown
Scratched: Mark Pysyk, Denis Malgin
Injured: Jayce Hawryluk (upper body)
The Lightning did not hold a morning skate. … Tampa Bay sent forward Cory Conacher to Syracuse of the American Hockey League on Tuesday. … The Panthers will use the same lineup for the third consecutive game.
Kucherov has 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) in 24 games against Florida and is two goals shy of 200 in the NHL. … Tampa Bay ranks second in the League with 3.64 goals per game, behind the Colorado Avalanche (3.70). … Barkov has seven points (three goals, four assists) in a five-game point streak. … Hoffman has four goals in two games against the Lightning this season, including a hat trick in the Panthers' 4-3 victory at BB&T Center on Oct. 5.