WHEN/WHERE: 7:30; Ice Palace, Tampa.
TV/RADIO: Sunshine Network; WDAE-AM 620.
THE LOWDOWN: This is Mario Lemieux's first visit to Tampa since he came out of retirement. Tampa Bay F John Emmons is questionable after taking a shot off the foot Thursday against the Maple Leafs. D Andrei Zyuzin (bruised ankle) and D Pavel Kubina (53 stitches in a lacerated thigh) are expected to play. Going into Friday night's game against the Panthers, Pittsburgh was 5-4-1 in its previous 10 games. The Lightning is 4-0-0-1 in its past five games at home and 5-1-0-1 in its past seven overall. The Lightning is 16-14-3-1 at home. The Penguins are 15-10-7-2 on the road. Going into Friday night's game, Penguins RW Jaromir Jagr led the league with 102 points and was second in goals (42) and assists (60). Pittsburgh C Martin Straka had two goals and 11 points in his past seven games. Lemieux had six goals and 10 points in his past five. Lightning C Brad Richards has two goals and 10 points in his past seven games. This is the third meeting. The Lightning has a loss and a tie. The Penguins lead the series 19-9-4 and are 8-6-2 in Tampa.
_ Compiled by Damian Cristodero.