Tonight: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Lightning vs. Penguins
When/where: 7:30; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 970-AM (and 620-AM after the Rays game)
Injuries: Tampa Bay — C Vinny Lecavalier (wrist), G Mike Smith (concussion), D Andrej Meszaros (shoulder), D Paul Ranger (shoulder), D Cory Murphy (foot) and D Marek Malik (ankle) are out; D Richard Petiot (shoulder) and D Josef Melichar (lower body) are day to day. Pittsburgh — F Mike Zigomanis (shoulder) and D Philippe Boucher (foot) are out.
Key stats: The Lightning has lost six straight and nine of 10 (1-5-4). … The Penguins are on a 15-3-3 streak and have beaten Tampa Bay three straight at the Times Forum. … LW Evgeni Malkin leads the league with 108 points and 74 assists and the team with 34 goals. … C Sidney Crosby is second in the league with 69 assists and first with 33 power-play assists. … Pittsburgh has killed 16 of its past 17 short-handed situations.