Lightning Face Cory Conacher Tonight

The Lightning return home to the Tampa Bay Times Forum tonight after going 1-2-0 on a three-game road trip…The Bolts will be looking to snap a two-game losing skid tonight against an Ottawa Senators team that have dropped four straight games…Tonight’s matchup is the third and final meeting between the two expansion cousins, with each team winning once in the season series…Ottawa won the most recent meeting on Mar. 23 at Scotiabank Place, 5-3…After falling behind 4-0 in the first period, the Bolts scored three third period goals but fell just short of coming back against the Senators…The Lightning won the previous meeting in Tampa Bay, 6-4, after erasing two, two-goal deficits, led by Steven Stamkos’ three-point performance.

The Bolts will be looking to keep their home points streak alive, going 4-0-1 over their past five contests at the Times Forum…Matt Carle enters tonight’s game on a career-high five-game point and assist streak, recording a goal and six assists over that stretch…Tampa Bay has scored six third period goals in two games against the Senators this season…Sami Salo has collected points in both games versus Ottawa and has 12 points in 12 career games against the Senators (one goal, 11 assists).

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning Media