The Tampa Bay Lightning are still outside the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference, but they're heading in the right direction.
The Los Angeles Kings are trying to get back on track in the West.
Tampa Bay looks to extend its season-best point streak to eight games Tuesday night when it hosts a Kings team still seeking its first victory on the third stop of a season-high six-game trip.
Since losing their first seven games in January, the Lightning (23-23-5) have gone 6-0-1 including Saturday's 6-3 home victory over Florida. Despite the recent surge, Tampa Bay is currently 11th in the East and just two points ahead of Montreal and Carolina in the conference cellar.
"We've got this path in front of us and it's very narrow, so we want to stick to what we do," coach Guy Boucher told the Lightning's official website.
That means getting the puck to Martin St. Louis and captain Vincent Lecavalier, who have combined for four goals and nine assists in the club's last seven games.