Carolina (8th - Metropolitan) at Tampa Bay (2nd - Atlantic)

Matchup Details
Sat, Dec 27 - Amalie Arena
FACEOFF - 7:00 PM ET
W/LATSMONEYHomeAwayO/U
Carolina 10-20-1-321-13-766-7-0-24-13-1-110-20
Tampa Bay 21-11-0-415-21-77813-4-0-18-7-0-320-16
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
Carolina
PPlayerStatusNotes
LWJ. Tlusty
Ques Sat
Undisclosed
12/23/14
Tlusty has missed the last six games with an undisclosed injury and is questionable to return Saturday against the Lightning.
DT. Gleason
Ques Sat
Undisclosed
12/23/14
Gleason suffered an undisclosed injury and did not return to Tuesday's game. He is questionable Saturday against the Lightning.
RWA. Semin
Out Sat
Upper Body
12/27/14
Semin is dealing with an upper-body injury and did not play Tuesday. He is not expected to play in Saturday's game against the Lightning.
CJ. Staal
I-R
Leg
12/23/14
Staal is on injured reserve after fracturing his right fibula during the preseason. He has started practicing and could return Monday against the Canadiens.
CA. Nestrasil
I-R
Upper Body
12/16/14
Nestrasil is on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.
Tampa Bay
PPlayerStatusNotes
GB. Bishop
Prob Sat
Lower Body
12/26/14
Bishop has a lower-body injury and has missed the last four games. He is expected to return Saturday against the Hurricanes.
DJ. Garrison
Out Sat
Undisclosed
12/27/14
Garrison is suffering from an undisclosed lower body injury and did not play Tuesday. He is not expected to play in Saturday's game against the Hurricanes.
LWJ. Drouin
Out Sat
Illness
12/27/14
Drouin is dealing with an illness and is not expected to play Saturday against the Hurricanes.
DM. Ohlund
I-R
Knee
09/09/14
Ohlund has been placed on the long-term injured reserve list due to knee issues. He is not expected to play this season.
NEWS

Covers Preview - Center Tyler Johnson has taken over the scoring lead for the Tampa Bay Lightning and will look to extend his point streak to six games when the Carolina Hurricanes visit Saturday. Johnson continues to prosper while playing with long-time linemate Ondrej Palat and 21-year-old Nikita Kucherov, who has produced 10 points over the last seven contests. Tampa Bay has managed only three victories over a nine-game span - one against the Hurricanes - while Carolina is 2-1-1 in the last four.

Carolina Hurricanes
 
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MATCHUP EDGE
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