WHERE/WHEN: The Forum, Tampa; 2 p.m.
TV/RADIO: Sun Sports/ 970-AM
INJURIES: Lightning — D Brian Lee (knee), C Steven Stamkos (broken leg), D Keith Aulie (broken hand), out. Sharks — RW Raffi Torres (knee), RW Adam Burish (lower body), LW Tomas Hertl (knee), RW Marty Havlat (lower body), C Logan Couture (hand), D Scott Hannan (upper body), out.
NEED TO KNOW: This is the second of two meetings. San Jose won 5-1 on Nov. 21. ... Tampa Bay is 15-14-2 all-time against the Sharks, including 7-6-1 at home. ...The Lightning are winless in four consecutive home games (0-2-2). ... San Jose is 14-10-3 on the road. ... San Jose has outscored opponents 52-22 in the first period and is 21-2-5 when scoring first. ... Tampa Bay is 11-4-2 against Western Conference opponents, including 7-0-1 at home. The Sharks are 11-4-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. ... RW Marty St. Louis has four goals and seven points during a six-game scoring streak. ... The Sharks have allowed three goals combined in the past four games. ... G Ben Bishop has allowed two or fewer goals in 11 consecutive starts and is 9-0-3 in his past 12 starts. ... The Lightning have a power-play goal in 10 of the past 14 games. ... The Sharks lead the league at 35.4 shots per game, two more than any other team in the league.