KUBINA OFFERS TICKETS: Defenseman Pavel Kubina will make 25 tickets to Lightning home games available to children under 18 and their families through Pavel Kubina's Kids Club. Those wishing to join should e-mail pavelkubinatampabaylightning.com. A full name, home address, e-mail address and child's school must be provided. At season's end, 50 club members will be chosen at random to attend a party with Kubina and other players.
ODDS AND ENDS: The Capitals have a defenseman named John Gruden. Wing Ruslan Fedotenko and defenseman Darren Rumble were scratched.
_ DAMIAN CRISTODERO