Preview: Lightning look to stay hot at home with Penguins in town
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins (33-14-5, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (33-15-5, second in the Atlantic Division)
Tampa Bay hosts Pittsburgh trying to extend its seven-game home winning streak.
The Lightning are 21-9-2 in Eastern Conference games. Tampa Bay leads the NHL shooting 11.4% and averaging 3.6 goals on 31.4 shots per game.
The Penguins are 7-3-3 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. Pittsburgh is seventh in the league recording 9.1 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.8 assists.
Tampa Bay took down Pittsburgh 3-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Oct. 23.
Nikita Kucherov leads the Lightning with 24 goals, adding 39 assists and recording 63 points. Steven Stamkos has seven goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES
Penguins: 8-2-0, averaging 3.3 goals, six assists, 3.8 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.
Lightning: 7-2-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game with a .935 save percentage.
Lightning: Jan Rutta: day to day (lower body).
Penguins: None listed.