Preview: Lightning looking to pull out of 2-game slide when they host Hurricanes
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Carolina Hurricanes (15-10-1, fifth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (12-8-3, fifth in the Atlantic Division)
Tampa Bay faces Carolina in Eastern Conference play.
The Lightning are 10-4-2 in Eastern Conference games. Tampa Bay averages 10.3 points per game to lead the NHL, recording 3.7 goals and 6.6 assists per game.
The Hurricanes are 2-6-1 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. Carolina has allowed 14 power-play goals, killing 84.4% of opponent chances.
In their last meeting on Oct. 6, Carolina won 4-3. Dougie Hamilton recorded a team-high 2 points for the Hurricanes.
Nikita Kucherov leads the Lightning with nine goals and has recorded 27 points. Brayden Point has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES
Hurricanes: 6-4-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
Lightning: 6-3-1, averaging 4.2 goals, 7.7 assists, 4.3 penalties and 11.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.
Lightning Injuries: Braydon Coburn: day to day (lower body).
Hurricanes Injuries: None listed.