Seattle hosts Tampa Bay after shootout victory
Tampa Bay Lightning (38-15-6, second in the Atlantic) vs. Seattle Kraken (18-37-6, eighth in the Pacific)
Seattle; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle hosts the Tampa Bay Lightning after the Kraken beat Montreal 4-3 in a shootout.
The Kraken are 10-17-3 at home. Seattle averages 8.7 penalty minutes per game, the ninth-most in the Western Conference. Jeremy Lauzon leads the team serving 67 total minutes.
The Lightning are 19-10-2 in road games. Tampa Bay averages 10.6 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the NHL. Patrick Maroon leads the team serving 79 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Nov. 26, Tampa Bay won 3-0.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yanni Gourde leads the Kraken with 22 assists and has 35 points this season. Colin Blackwell has three goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Seattle.
Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning with 63 points, scoring 27 goals and adding 36 assists. Victor Hedman has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kraken: 2-6-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with an .888 save percentage.
Lightning: 6-4-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.2 assists, 5.2 penalties and 12.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.
INJURIES: Kraken: Alexander Wennberg: day to day (upper-body), Brandon Tanev: out for season (lower body).
Lightning: None listed.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.