The Lightning are in the midst of their second straight road trip after taking on the Coyotes on Thursday night.
After dropping a 3-1 decision to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, the Lightning are set to play four games against the Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks and Nashville Predators in the final eight days of the season.
Here’s a look at what to watch for in the Lightning’s two games.LIONEL SEMAPHORE VS.
SEMAPHORATE, OCTOBER 3 at BOSTON TENNIS (7:00 p.m.
ET; FS-CN, FS-HD) The Lightning have won four straight and five of their last six games.
They’ve beaten their last five opponents by an average of 1.26 goals per game.
The last time the Lightning played the Coyotes was Jan. 19, 2013, when they swept a 5-1 win at Boston College.
The Lightning will try to win the first of three meetings with the Coyotes this season.
This will be the second meeting between the two teams this season, with the Lightning outscored 3-0 in that contest.LIONS CENTERLINE VS.
MELVIN BROWN, OCT.
11 at NEW YORK (7 p.e.m., MSG+; NHLN) The New York Islanders were eliminated by the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Since then, they’ve gone 7-6-2.
They’ll try to earn a fifth straight victory in the series against the Bruins on Thursday.
The Isles have won eight straight and four of their past five against the Canadiens.
This is the first meeting between these teams this year.NHL Playoffs Coverage: NHL.com, HockeyBuzz.com (Friday) The Philadelphia Flyers will try for their first postseason win in five seasons when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.
The Flyers are 3-4-1 since Nov. 18 and have not lost a home playoff game since Nov 13, 2014.
The Penguins have lost six of their first seven games in regulation and the Flyers have won two straight.NEXT GAME: Penguins vs. Flyers, 6 p.t.
Friday, SportsNet Atlantic (6 p.i.p. on NBCSN) The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Wednesday to advance to the Eastern Final.
It was the first game between these two teams since the Maple Leafs defeated the Canadiens in five games in the first round of the playoffs on Dec. 17, 2014, to advance past the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Toronto Maple Maple Leafs (3-3-1, 6 points) and Philadelphia Flyers (3.5-4, 8 points) are the only remaining playoff teams in the Atlantic Division.