WHERE/WHEN: PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C.; 7 p.m.
TV/RADIO: Sun Sports/970-AM
INJURIES: Lightning - D Brian Lee (knee), C Tom Pyatt (broken collarbone), out. Hurricanes - G Cam Ward (lower body), G Anton Khudobin (lower body), D Joni Pitkanen (broken heel), C Jeff Skinner (upper body), RW Kevin Westgarth (upper body), LW Radek Dvorak (lower body), out; D Brett Bellemore (lower body), probable.
NEED TO KNOW: This is the first of three meetings between the former Southeast Division foes. ... Tampa Bay has won four consecutive games at PNC Arena and seven of the past nine, outscoring Carolina a combined 39-21. ... The Lightning have killed 25 of the past 26 power plays in seven games. ... C Steven Stamkos has four goals and eight points during a four-game scoring streak. ... The Hurricanes have been outscored 10-4 in the first period. ... RW Alexander Semin has one goal and four assists during a four-game scoring streak. ... Carolina is 11-for-16 on the penalty kill in the past four games. ... The Hurricanes have scored three or fewer goals in 11 of 12 games.