Tampa, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes visit the Tampa Bay Lightning after the Hurricanes took down the Washington Capitals 3-2 in a shootout.
Tampa Bay went 51-23-8 overall and 35-10-7 at home a season ago. The Lightning scored 285 total goals a season ago, averaging 3.5 per game on 30.9 shots per game.
Carolina went 54-20-8 overall and 25-18-4 in road games a season ago. The Hurricanes scored 277 total goals last season (3.4 per game on 34.1 shots per game).
Hurricanes: Ryan Suzuki: out (upper body), Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Derek Stepan: day to day (upper-body), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Calvin de Haan: day to day (undisclosed), Cavan Fitzgerald: out (undisclosed), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles).
The Associated Press