TAMPA, Fla. -- The red-light district will be on high alert Saturday when the New York Islanders head to Tampa to face the top-ranked Lightning at Amalie Arena.
The matchup features two of the top three scoring teams in the league.
The Lightning are off to a historical start with 32 points through 19 games, sporting a 15-2-2 record, and are the highest-scoring team in the league with 76 goals scored -- the only team in the league averaging 4.00 goals per game.
Tampa Bay scored five or more goals on nine occasions this season, including in four of the past five games. Three times the Lightning have been north of the six-goal mark, including the last time out in a 6-1 victory against Dallas on Thursday.
The top line of Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov are leading the way offensively by combining for 36 goals and 88 points on the season, an average of 4.6 points per game. >> Read more
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