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Pittsburgh looks to stop road losing streak, visits Tampa Bay

Pittsburgh Penguins (10-10-1, seventh in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (10-8-5, fifth in the Atlantic Division)

Tampa, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Tampa Bay Lightning looking to break a three-game road skid.

Tampa Bay has a 10-8-5 record overall and a 6-2-3 record in home games. The Lightning serve 12.0 penalty minutes per game to rank fourth in the league.

Pittsburgh has a 5-4-1 record on the road and a 10-10-1 record overall. The Penguins have a +10 scoring differential, with 65 total goals scored and 55 given up.

Thursday's game is the first meeting between these teams this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nikita Kucherov has scored 15 goals with 22 assists for the Lightning. Brayden Point has six goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.

Bryan Rust has scored 10 goals with seven assists for the Penguins. Sidney Crosby has seven goals and five assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 4-5-1, averaging three goals, 5.4 assists, 4.6 penalties and 15.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

Penguins: 5-4-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

INJURIES: Lightning: Conor Sheary: out (upper-body).

Penguins: Mark Pysyk: out (lower-body), Rickard Rakell: out (upper body), Pierre-Olivier Joseph: out (undisclosed), Chad Ruhwedel: out (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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