WHERE/WHEN: SAP Center, San Jose; 10:30 p.m.
TV/RADIO: Sun Sports/970 AM
INJURIES: Lightning - D Brian Lee (knee), C Steven Stamkos (broken leg), out; D Keith Aulie (upper body), questionable; D Mark Barberio (upper body), probable. Sharks - RW Raffi Torres (knee), C Adam Burish (lower body), out; LW Brent Burns (upper body), questionable.
NEED TO KNOW: This is the first of two meetings. ...The Lightning are 6-7-1 all time in San Jose, but 1-7-1 in the past nine. ...The Sharks are 5-1-2 at home and have outscored opponents 34-21. ...San Jose has outscored opponents 28-12 in the first period. ...D Victor Hedman has two goals and four points in the past three games. ...Sharks’ C Joe Thornton has 15 goals and 36 points in 32 career games against Tampa Bay. ...The Lightning allowed four power-play goals in the past two games after allowing two in the previous 14 games. ...G Anders Lindback is 1-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and .926 save percentage in his only career appearance against the Sharks. ...Tampa Bay assigned D Dmitry Korobov to Syracuse of the American Hockey League on Wednesday, one day after he made his NHL debut. ...Aulie (upper body) continued to practice with a red no-contact jersey on Wednesday.