After falling to the Sabers on Monday, the Lightning got back to work 24 hours later with a trip to PPG Paints Arena to face the Penguins.
When: Tuesday October 256 – 7 p.m.
Or: PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV coverage: Bally Sports Sun (check local listings)
Radio coverage: 970 WFLA-AM, Lightning power game
Where to broadcast it: Bally Sports app, ESPN +
Projected programming (subject to change)
Ondrej Palat – Brayden Point – Steven stamkos
Alex killorn – Antoine Cirelli – Mathieu Joseph
Alex Barre Boulet – Ross colton – Corey perry
Boris Katchouk – Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – Taylor raddysh
Victor hedman – Jan Rutta
Ryan mcdonagh – Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev – Andrej Sustr
The Lightning and Penguins are in their second of three meetings this season and their only meeting at PPG Paints Arena … Pittsburgh defeated Tampa Bay 6-2 in the NHL Opening Game on October 12, a night the Lightning Lifted his Stanley 2021 Herringbone Cup Championship Banner, the Bolts scored their two goals with an extra forward … Tonight marks the 100th all-time regular-season meeting between the Lightning and the Penguins … Tampa Bay is 43-48-3 with five all-time draws against Pittsburgh … The Bolts have won four of their last five games and seven of their last 10 regular season games against the Penguins … Tampa Bay have lost 13 of their last 16 regular season trips to Pittsburgh, 3-12-1 at Steel City since the start of the 2010-11 season, which is also their all-time regular-season record at the PPG Paints. Arena … Victor Hedman (1-7–8 pts.) Is on a six-game streak with at least one point against Pittsburgh … Before the opening night loss to the Penguins, Andrei Vasilevskiy ha won four consecutive starts against Pittsburgh … Vasilevskiy has 12 career starts against Pittsburgh and will overtake Daren Puppa for the most starts of all time by a Lightning goaltender against the Penguins in his next start.
The Lightning completes their first of 12 straight sets this season … The Bolts were 5-3-1 in the second half of a straight game in 2020-21 … Tampa Bay allowed three goals or plus in five of the six games they have played so far this season and allow 4.17 goals per game, the third most in the NHL … The Lightning has allowed the first goal in all six games so far. now this season and is one of three NHL teams to have yet to score first (also: CHI and MIN) … The Bolts are down into the third period in every game this season … Tampa Bay is not yet ahead in regulation time this season.
2021-22 Reg. Man Lost Games Season: 18
Zach Bogosian (lower body injury October 12; absent 4 to 6 weeks) 5 games
Nikita Kucherov (Undefined release) 3 Games
Gemel Smith (lower body injury September 28; absent indefinitely) 6 games
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The way to go
Thursday October 28 against the Arizona Coyotes
Monday, November 1 vs Washington Capitals
Thursday, November 4 at the Toronto Maple Leafs