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Tampa Bay takes on Pittsburgh after Cirelli's 2-goal showing

Pittsburgh Penguins (11-10-3, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (11-10-5, fifth in the Atlantic Division)

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

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Pittsburgh Penguins after Anthony Cirelli's two-goal game against the Dallas Stars in the Lightning's 4-0 win.

Tampa Bay has gone 7-3-3 in home games and 11-10-5 overall. The Lightning are fifth in the league serving 11.0 penalty minutes per game.

Pittsburgh is 6-4-2 on the road and 11-10-3 overall. The Penguins have a 10-2-1 record when scoring at least three goals.

The teams meet Wednesday for the second time this season. The Penguins won 4-2 in the last matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nikita Kucherov has 16 goals and 26 assists for the Lightning. Brayden Point has scored six goals with six assists over the last 10 games.

Sidney Crosby has 15 goals and 11 assists for the Penguins. Bryan Rust has scored three goals and added four assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 5-4-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.1 penalties and 13.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

Penguins: 3-4-3, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.2 assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.

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

Penguins: Noel Acciari: out (lower body), Rickard Rakell: out (upper body), Pierre-Olivier Joseph: out (undisclosed), Matt Nieto: 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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