LIGHTNING (12-6-1) at PREDATORS (7-7-3)
8 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, SUN, FS-TN, NHL.TV
Lightning team scope
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brian Boyle will be a game-time decision. Boyle missed a 3-0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday with an upper-body injury. The Lightning recalled forward Erik Condra from Syracuse of the American Hockey League. Despite key injuries, the Lightning have won four straight and like the way they're trending. "I think we're finding different ways to win," goaltender Ben Bishop said. "Different guys are stepping up every night. They're not always the prettiest but we're finding different ways to win, and I think that's what good teams do. They find different ways to win when they're not necessarily at their best."
Predators team scope
The Nashville Predators will look to improve on a 5-1-1 record at Bridgestone Arena. They have won three consecutive home games while killing all 21 power-play attempts. The Predators are going to try and combat the speed of the Lightning by making smart decisions on where to dump pucks in the offensive zone. "I think it's important for us to put pucks in places where we can get them back offensively," defenseman Matt Irwin said. "If we can't carry it in, we put it behind their defense and make them turn, get some good bodies on their defense so they can jump up in the play and add to the offense. For us, play fast and move it up to our forwards just like I'm sure they want to do."
Lightning projected lineup
Ondrej Palat -- Vladislav Namestnikov -- Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn -- Tyler Johnson -- Brayden Point
Jonathan Drouin -- Valtteri Filppula -- Ryan Callahan
Brian Boyle -- Cedric Paquette -- J.T. Brown
Victor Hedman -- Nikita Nesterov
Jason Garrison -- Andrej Sustr
Slater Koekkoek -- Braydon Coburn
Scratched: Luke Witkowski, Erik Condra
Injured: Steven Stamkos (torn meniscus), Anton Stralman (upper body)
Predators projected lineup
Viktor Arvidsson -- Ryan Johansen -- James Neal
Filip Forsberg -- Mike Ribeiro -- Craig Smith
Colin Wilson -- Mike Fisher -- Pontus Aberg
Colton Sissons -- Calle Jarnkrok -- Austin Watson
Mattias Ekholm -- P.K. Subban
Roman Josi -- Ryan Ellis
Matt Irwin -- Yannick Weber
Scratched: Cody Bass, Matt Carle
Injured: Anthony Bitetto (upper body), Miikka Salomaki (upper body)
Bishop was the first goaltender off of the ice for the Lightning at the morning skate and is expected to start. … Wilson skated after missing one game with an upper-body injury. … Rinne is expected to start for the Predators.
Kucherov has four goals and six points in his past four games and leads the Lightning with 22 points in 18 games. … Neal has seven goals in his past seven games and leads the Predators with eight.