Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian is expected to be out two to three weeks with a lower-body injury.
Tampa Bay had just five healthy defensemen practicing Monday, so the lineup for Tuesday’s game in Los Angeles is a “huge question mark.”
Joseph’s ability to move up and down the lineup is one of his biggest benefits to a team that has been plagued by injuries this season.
A breakaway goal by Ross Colton midway through the third gives Tampa Bay its first lead en route to a 3-1 victory.
The veteran trio of Pat Maroon, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Corey Perry have become a combination with staying power.


  1. Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian is expected to be out two to three weeks with a lower-body injury.
  2. Forward Mathieu Joseph, pictured during a game against the Sabres Tuesday in Buffalo, has played on every Lightning line this season.
  3. Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) watches his shot get past Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  4. Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh is back after missing three games.
  5. Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79), left, looks on as Lightning right wing Corey Perry (10) celebrates a goal along with left wing Pat Maroon (14) and center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (41) during a Nov. 23 game in Tampa.
  6. Steven Stamkos seemed to be a lock for his seventh All-Star Game. Instead, he'll need the fan vote to get in this year.
  7. A pair of former NHL off-ice officials who worked Lightning games at Amalie Arena are suing the league, alleging they were fired for turning in a co-worker who for years made racist comments in the workplace.
  8. Lightning center Brayden Point (21) drops gloves as he attempts to fight Canucks right wing Conor Garland (8) during first-period action at Amalie Arena on Thursday.
  9. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman hugs goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy at the end of a second-round playoff game last summer. Both are All-Star selections this year.
  10. Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat, left, celebrates with teammates after his goal during the first period Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres in New York.
  11. The front of the Gasparilla-themed warmup jersey the Lightning will wear before their game against the Vegas Golden Knights Jan. 29 at Amalie Arena.
  12. “Nothing is off the table in terms of improving our odds of winning a Stanley Cup,” Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois said Wednesday. That’s what we’re trying to do. We're trying to win the Stanley Cup."
  13. Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18), right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) and defenseman Victor Hedman (77) celebrate after a goal by Kucherov during the second period of Tuesday's game against the Sabres in Buffalo, N.Y.
  14. Devils center Yegor Sharangovich looks for room around Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh during a Nov. 20 game.
  15. Boston Bruins defenseman Urho Vaakanainen (58) knocks the puck away from Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) during the second period of Saturday's game in Tampa.
  16. Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) prepares to stop Lightning center Brayden Point (21) on a penalty shot during a Nov. 20, 2021, game.
  17. The Bruins' David Pastrnak scores past Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy during the first period Saturday.
  18. Lightning center Anthony Cirelli said that while he was in COVID protocol he was testing every day "just to get that (cycle threshold value) number up and see where it’s at.” Because PCR tests still show traces of the virus weeks after infection, high CT values allowed players to return to the ice more quickly.
  19. These are the moments the Lightning have been waiting for. Nikita Kucherov, back after missing 32 games, heads to the bench to accept congratulations with Ondrej Palat after teaming up to score a goal in a 4-1 victory against Calgary Thursday night.
  20. Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) is congratulated by right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) after Stamkos scored during a preseason game against the Florida Panthers in October in Tampa. Kucherov is expected to return to the lineup tonight. Stamkos will be a game-time decision.
  21. Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) takes a shot on goal against Calgary Flames goaltender Dan Vladar (80) during the first period of Thursday's game at Amalie Arena.
  22. Ondrej Palat on Tuesday became only the seventh player in Lightning history to score 400 points with the franchise.
  23. The Lightning's Corey Perry, top, scores against the Columbus Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo, left, as Scott Harrington tries to block the puck during the first period of Tuesday's game in Columbus, Ohio.
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