Tampa Bay hosts Nashville following shootout victory

April 22, 2022 GMT

Nashville Predators (44-28-5, fourth in the Central) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (47-22-8, third in the Atlantic)

Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning host Nashville after the Predators took down Calgary 3-2 in a shootout.

The Lightning have gone 25-8-6 in home games. Tampa Bay ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.4 goals per game, led by Steven Stamkos with 34.

The Predators are 19-14-5 in road games. Nashville averages 4.7 penalties per game, the most in the league. Tanner Jeannot leads the team with 37 total penalties.

In their last meeting on Feb. 26, Tampa Bay won 3-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Stamkos leads the Lightning with 34 goals and has 90 points. Nikita Kucherov has 14 points over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.

Matt Duchene leads the Predators with 40 goals and has 78 points. Ryan Johansen has 10 points over the last 10 games for Nashville.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 4-4-2, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.4 assists, 4.2 penalties and 12 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.

Predators: 5-4-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.5 assists, 4.3 penalties and 12.6 penalty minutes while allowing three goals per game with a .903 save percentage.

INJURIES: Lightning: Brayden Point: day to day (lower body).

Predators: Jeremy Lauzon: out (undisclosed), Matt Luff: day to day (illness), Michael McCarron: out (upper body).

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