Tampa Bay takes on Calgary, seeks to end 4-game slide
Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay aims to break its four-game losing streak when the Lightning take on Calgary.
The Lightning are 20-9-2 at home. Tampa Bay averages 9.5 points per game to lead the league, recording 3.5 goals and 6.0 assists per game.
The Flames are 19-13-3 in road games. Calgary has surrendered 32 power-play goals, killing 82.6% of opponent chances.
The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nikita Kucherov has recorded 78 total points while scoring 31 goals and collecting 47 assists for the Lightning. Brayden Point has totaled four goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flames: 6-3-1, averaging 4.6 goals, 6.9 assists, three penalties and eight penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with a .898 save percentage.
Lightning: 6-4-0, averaging three goals, 5.2 assists, five penalties and 12.4 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .900 save percentage.
Flames: Mark Giordano: day to day (hamstring).