When/where: 7:30; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM
Injuries: Tampa Bay - C Ryan Craig (groin), RW Radim Vrbata (groin) are out. San Jose - C Torrey Mitchell (leg) is out; D Douglas Murray (upper body) is day to day.
Key stats: G Mike Smith will make his third consecutive start. ... W Jason Ward will play his first game. ... The Lightning has killed 14 consecutive short-handed situations, 18 of 19 and entered Friday seventh in the league at 87.2 percent. ... Sharks C Joe Thornton leads the league in points since 2002-03, with 516on 140 goals and 376 assists.