Central leader Minnesota and Tampa Bay square off

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Minnesota Wild (11-6-0, first in the Central) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (9-4-3, third in the Atlantic)

Tampa, Florida; Sunday, 5 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Lightning -159, Wild +134; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Central-leading Minnesota Wild visit Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning are 4-3-2 at home. Tampa Bay ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.2 points per game, averaging 3.1 goals and 5.2 assists.

The Wild are 6-4-0 in road games. Minnesota averages 10.6 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the Western Conference. Marcus Foligno leads the team serving 39 total minutes.

The teams meet Sunday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning with nine goals, adding nine assists and totaling 18 points. Brayden Point has five goals over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.

Ryan Hartman leads the Wild with a plus-11 in 17 games this season. Kirill Kaprizov has five goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 7-1-2, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.3 assists, 4.9 penalties and 14 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .927 save percentage.

Wild: 6-4-0, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.4 assists, 3.5 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .901 save percentage.

INJURIES: Lightning: Erik Cernak: day to day (upper body).

Wild: Jared Spurgeon: day to day (lower body).

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

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