Calgary hosts Tampa Bay after Lindholm’s 2-goal game
Tampa Bay Lightning (37-13-6, second in the Atlantic) vs. Calgary Flames (34-15-7, first in the Pacific)
Calgary, Alberta; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning visit Calgary after Elias Lindholm scored two goals in the Flames’ 5-4 loss to the Capitals.
The Flames are 16-5-5 at home. Calgary averages 9.6 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the NHL. Milan Lucic leads the team serving 64 total minutes.
The Lightning have gone 18-8-2 away from home. Tampa Bay is fourth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.8 assists per game, led by Nikita Kucherov with 1.0.
In their last meeting on Jan. 6, Tampa Bay won 4-1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Lindholm leads the Flames with 29 goals and has 60 points. Matthew Tkachuk has five goals and nine assists over the last 10 games for Calgary.
Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning with 27 goals and has 63 points. Brayden Point has six goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flames: 7-2-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.9 assists, five penalties and 13 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
Lightning: 7-3-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.4 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.9 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
INJURIES: Flames: None listed.
Lightning: Boris Katchouk: out (covid-19).