Preview: Surging Nikita Kucherov leads Lightning into home showdown against Golden Knights
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Vegas Golden Knights (27-20-7, third in the Pacific Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (32-15-5, second in the Atlantic Division)
Vegas visits Tampa Bay after the Golden Knights shut out Nashville 3-0. Marc-Andre Fleury earned the victory in the net for Vegas after recording 19 saves.
The Lightning have gone 15-7-2 in home games. Tampa Bay has scored 186 goals and is fourth in the NHL averaging 3.6 per game. Nikita Kucherov leads the team with 24.
The Golden Knights are 13-10-4 on the road. Vegas has given up 35 power-play goals, killing 79.8% of opponent chances.
The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
Kucherov leads the Lightning with 61 points, scoring 24 goals and registering 37 assists. Steven Stamkos has scored six goals over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES
Golden Knights: 4-5-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.1 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .883 save percentage.
Lightning: 7-2-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game with a .941 save percentage.
Lightning: None listed.