Preview: Lightning square off against Coyotes, look to end road trip on positive note
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay Lightning (40-16-5, second in the Atlantic Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (30-26-8, fifth in the Pacific Division)
Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay into a matchup with Arizona. He’s 10th in the league with 74 points, scoring 29 goals and recording 45 assists.
The Coyotes are 15-11-4 at home. Arizona serves 6.6 penalty minutes per game, the least in the league. Barrett Hayton leads them averaging 0.8.
The Lightning are 20-9-3 on the road. Tampa Bay leads the NHL shooting 11.3% and averaging 3.5 goals on 31.3 shots per game.
In their last matchup on Jan. 9, Tampa Bay won 4-0. Kucherov recorded a team-high 2 points for the Lightning.
Conor Garland leads the Coyotes with 20 goals and has totaled 35 points. Jakob Chychrun has totaled five assists over the last 10 games for Arizona.
Kucherov leads the Lightning with 29 goals and has recorded 74 points. Brayden Point has recorded nine assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES
Lightning: 9-1-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.6 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game with a .936 save percentage.
Coyotes: 4-5-1, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.4 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .938 save percentage.
Coyotes: None listed.
Lightning: Brayden Point: out (illness), Ryan McDonagh: out (lower body).