12.15.2014 Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins game day coverage

The start of back-to-back contests -- a pair of these this week! -- puts the Tampa Bay Lightning (19-9-3) in Pittsburgh to start, squaring off against the Sidney Crosby-less Penguins (19-6-4) in this nationally broadcast game on NBC Sports Network. Both teams lead their respective divisions, though the Lightning's status is now a tie with the Detroit Red Wings for the Atlantic Division lead. Pittsburgh doesn't just lead the Metro, it leads the Eastern Conference with 42 points in 29 games played.
The Lightning head to Philadelphia afer tonight to play the Flyers tomorrow.