St. Louis Blues' Jordan Kyrou (25) controls the puck while under pressure from Tampa Bay Lightning's Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (41) during the second period Tuesday night.
Tampa Bay loses a 3-0 first-period lead while playing short-handed without captain Steven Stamkos in the lineup.
The Lightning’s defensive corps finally is healthy, but Stamkos returned to Tampa for the expected birth of his second child.
After missing 11 games with a lower-body injury, the defenseman has scored four points in eight games.
Gabriel Fortier could make his NHL debut Tuesday in St. Louis for an injured Mathieu Joseph.


  1. St. Louis Blues' Jordan Kyrou (25) controls the puck while under pressure from Tampa Bay Lightning's Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (41) during the second period Tuesday night.
  2. Lightning captain Steven Stamkos won't play tonight, returning to Tampa for the birth of his second child.
  3. Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (41) and Pat Maroon (14) during a victory over the Flyers Nov. 23 at Amalie Arena.
  4. Lightning forward Gabriel Fortier had a hat trick during an exhibition game against the Carolina Hurricanes in October in Tampa.
  5. Minnesota Wild left wing Marcus Foligno, left, celebrates his open-net goal as he skates past Lightning center Alex Killorn during the third period.
  6. Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) takes a shot on goal while being defended by Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen (70) during Tuesday's game at Amalie Arena.
  7. Kraken center Morgan Geekie gets stopped by Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy during second-period action at Amalie Arena on Friday.
  8. It might be odd for Lightning fans to see Yanni Gourde return to Amalie Arena in a Kraken jersey on Friday night.
  9. Seattle Kraken defenseman Adam Larsson (6) greets teammate Yanni Gourde after Larsson scored against the Washington Capitals Sunday in Seattle.
  10. Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian, pictured, and his wife, Bianca, invited the team to their Davis Islands home for Thanksgiving.
  11. Right wing Corey Perry (10), center, celebrates his first goal as a member of the Lightning with Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (41) and Cal Foote (52) during second-period action at Amalie Arena on Tuesday.
  12. Lightning center Brayden Point gets off a shot with Hurricanes center Martin Necas defending during a Nov. 9 game.
  13. The Lightning's Alex Barre-Boulet, center, celebrates his third-period goal Sunday against the Wild with Steven Stamkos, left, and Zach Bogosian.
  14. Lightning center Anthony Cirelli, left, scores the second of his two goals against the Minnesota Wild Sunday at Amalie Arena.
  15. The Lightning will be without first-line center Brayden Point for today’s game against the Minnesota Wild.
  16. Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) prepares to stop Lightning center Brayden Point (21) on a penalty shot during the third period Saturday at Amalie Arena.
  17. The Senators' Tim Stutzle (18) skates with the puck behind the Lightning net as Victor Hedman attempts to knock him off the puck during a Nov. 6 game. The Senators recently had a major COVID-19 outbreak that resulted in three games postponed.
  18. “You’d like to get it done, obviously, before overtime,” said Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, whose average time on ice of 25:44 leads the team. “We’re happy with the way we’ve played as of late."
  19. Lightning players celebrate after a goal by Brayden Point, third from right, against the Flyers' Carter Hart (79) during the second period of Thursday's game in Philadelphia.
  20. The Lightning's Anthony Cirelli, left, and Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen, right, collide during the first period of Thursday's game in Philadelphia.
  21. Lightning right wing Taylor Raddysh (16) works along the boards against New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13) during Monday's game at Amalie Arena.
  22. David Caras, 58, of St. Petersburg, gets an adjustment to his transfemoral prosthetic leg from prosthetics instructor Brad Martin on Monday at the International Institute of Orthotics and Prosthetics in Tampa. The socket segment of the project, designed and created by IIOP student Adam Kramer, features an image of Lightning star Brayden Point.
  23. Lightning left wing Boris Katchouk (13) fights with Islanders defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) after Chara hit Katchouk with a high stick to the face during the third period Monday night at Amalie Arena.
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