Preview: Lightning trying to bounce back, even up Stanley Cup Final against Stars
TV: NBC Sports
TIME: 8 p.m.
STANLEY CUP FINAL
Dallas leads series 1-0
The Dallas Stars take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Monday for the fourth time this season. The Stars won the last matchup 4-1.
The Lightning are 15-9-3 in non-conference action. Tampa Bay leads the Eastern Conference shooting 11.2% and averaging 3.5 goals on 31.1 shots per game.
The Stars are 15-12-2 in non-conference play. Dallas has scored 42 power-play goals, converting on 21.1% of chances.
Nikita Kucherov leads the Lightning with 85 points, scoring 33 goals and adding 52 assists. Ondrej Palat has seven goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS
Lightning: Averaging 3.0 goals, 5.6 assists, 4.8 penalties and 12.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .925 save percentage.
Stars: Averaging 3.0 goals, 5.2 assists, 4.6 penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.0 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.
Lightning: Steven Stamkos: out (lower body).