Los Angeles takes on Tampa Bay and is aiming for a fourth straight home win

Tampa Bay Lightning (26-9-5, runner-up in the Atlantic) vs. Los Angeles Kings (20-14-5, runner-up in the Pacific)

Los Angeles; Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTS LINE: Kings +143, Lightning -171; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles welcomes Tampa Bay with a goal to extend its three-game winning streak.

The Kings are 13-8-2 on their home ice. Los Angeles is 10th in the Western Conference with an average of 2.8 goals per game, led by Adrian Kempe with 17.

The Lightning walked away from home 12-5-2. Tampa Bay averages 10.5 penalty minutes per game, fourth most in the league. Patrick Maroon leads the team serving a total of 61 minutes.

In their last meeting on December 14, Tampa Bay won 3-2.

HIGH PERFORMER: Anze Kopitar leads the Kings with 35 points, scoring 12 goals and recording 23 assists. Trevor Moore has three goals and nine assists in his last 10 games for Los Angeles.

Victor Hedman leads the Lightning with a 12-plus in 40 games this season. Brayden Point has scored eight goals in their last 10 games for Tampa Bay.

LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 7-3-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with an .898 save rate.

Lightning: 6-3-1, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.9 assists, 4.6 penalties and 12.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with an .878 save rate.

INJURIES: Kings: Carl Grundstrom: out (health protocols), Adrian Kempe: out (covid-19).

Lightning: Ryan McDonagh: Day by Day (Lower Body), Erik Cernak: Day by Day (undisclosed), Zach Bogosian: Day by Day (Lower Body), Ondrej Palat: Day by Day (Lower Body).


The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.

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