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Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida Attendance: 19,092
Lightning look to overrun Ducks in Tampa
Anaheim Ducks at Tampa Bay Lightning
- The Ducks fell to the Predators, 5-2, in Nashville on Sunday, snapping a four-game point streak. It was the fifth time this season they've allowed at least five goals, with four of them coming on the road.
- Adam Henrique notched his sixth goal of the season in the loss to Nashville, and he now has four points (2g, 2a) in his last five games, after recording just eight points (4g, 4a) in his first 20 games.
- The Ducks won 4-1 in last season's trip to Tampa, snapping a five-game losing streak there. Anaheim is 8-8-1 on the road against the Lightning all-time, and have been outscored 42-40 in those games.
- The Lightning beat the Devils, 5-2, at home on Sunday, their third straight win and fifth in their last six games. They've outscored opponents 28-18 in those six games, a margin of nearly two goals per game.
- Brayden Point had a pair of goals and an assist in the win over New Jersey, and Nikita Kucherov had a pair of assists. They're both over 30 points on the season now -- Colorado is the only other team with two 30-point skaters.
- Anaheim is 1-10-2 when allowing at least three goals, while Tampa Bay has scored at least three goals in 17 games this season - only Nashville (19) and Ottawa (18) have done it more. The Ducks have scored three-plus goals just nine times; only the Kings (8) have done it less often.
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TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning swarming offense has overrun opponents on the first three games of a five-game homestand.
The Lightning look to continue that trend and ground the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday at Amalie Arena.
Tampa Bay has scored the opening goal in each of the past three games, twice in the opening minute of the first period. In the past two games, the Lightning have built 3-0 leads by the midpoint of the opening period and rode that momentum to victory while riding a three-game win streak.
"When you're up pretty early, it's a tough hole to climb out for teams," said Lightning center Brayden Point, who has 17 goals and 31 points on the season. "Sometimes even if they outplay you, it's still a tough way to get out of. Getting the jump on things early is huge, and the past couple of games we've been able to do that, which is nice."
The Lightning also hope to get back forward Ondrej Palat, who has missed the past 15 games with a foot injury suffered on Oct. 26 in Vegas.
Palat has been skating with the team in recent practices and on Monday worked in a line rotation as Steven Stamkos was given the day off for maintenance purposes.
"I feel pretty good. Conditioning getting there," Palat said. "Today was kind of the first practice, practicing on a line. That was nice to be back with the team on the ice rather than skating by myself."
Defenseman Anton Stralman remains out with an undisclosed upper-body injury. He has missed eight consecutive games.
Anaheim saw its four-game streak with at least a point come to an end with a loss in Nashville Sunday. The Ducks have points in five of their past seven games (3-2-2) as they start their first trip to the East Coast.
The Ducks made a handful of roster moves before heading out on the road, sending former first-round pick Max Comtois back to Drummondville in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League as well as 20-year-old defenseman Josh Mahura to San Diego in the American Hockey League.
Anaheim called up veteran defensemen Andy Welinski and Andrej Sustr, who spent the previous five seasons in the Lightning organization.
"They've all got to play, all young players," Anaheim head coach Randy Carlyle told the Orange County Register. "There's a mandate there. It's not written in stone, but when you have young players, it does them no good to sit on the bench. It doesn't. It's as simple as that. They've got to play."
The Ducks also hope to get back center Carter Rowney possibly as soon as Tuesday. Rowney has been out since suffering an upper-body injury on Oct. 13 but has been skating with the team as he nears a return.
"He's becoming an option," Carlyle said.
Updated November 27, 2018