The Chicago Blackhawks will complete their first Eastern Conference home and away swing this season against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.
Every team in the National Hockey League will face each other with opposing conference teams playing a home and away game. The two teams played the Western Conference home game at the United Center on Oct. 5, which ended in a 3-2 shootout win for the Hawks.
Hawks backup goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin will get the start for the Hawks, facing his old team. He helped the Lightning hoisted the 2004 Stanley Cup and will face Martin St. Louis, the only Bolt remaining from the Cup-winning team.
Here is some basic information to know in this primer on the Lightning.
Stanley Cups: 1 (2004)
Head Coach: Jon Cooper
Captain: Martin St. Louis
Starting Goaltender: Ben Bishop (5-1), 2.11 GAA, .924 save-percentage
Last Game: 5-0 shootout loss at home against the Boston Bruins
2013 Record: 5-3-0, 10 points with a 3-2-0 record at home
Leader in Points: Winger Martin St. Louis, 10 points (4G, 6A) and Centermen Steven Stamkos, 10 points (5G, 5A)
Leader in Goals: Stamkos, 5 goals
Leader in Assists: St. Louis, 6 assists
Leader in Penalty Minutes: Defenseman Radko Gudas, 29 minutes