The Lightning lead the Atlantic Department by 5 points over the Toronto Maple Leafs having actually won 3 directly in their newest house stand over the San Jose Sharks, New York City Islanders and the Colorado Avalanche.
The latter were no match for Tampa Bay who rolled to a 5-2 accomplishment on Thursday.
Steven Stamkos, Chris Kunitz, Vladislav Namestnikov, Alex Killorn and Brayden Point did the damage for the hosts at the Amalie Arena and the Lightning now liquidate the four-game house stand versus the Jets prior to striking the roadway for a four-game swing.
Over in Pittsburgh the protecting Stanley Cup champ Penguins are the hosts to the Maple Leafs at the PPG Paints Arena.
Toronto recovered from a loss to the Canucks in Vancouver by beating the Calgary Flames in a 2-1 shootout on Wednesday.
The Maple Leafs are 6-3-1 in their last 10 getaways and Toronto and Tampa Bay have actually opened a space to the chasing back led by the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens.
The Bruins and Canadiens are both on house ice on Saturday as they invite in the Islanders and Edmonton Oilers respectively.
The Bruins knocked 6 past the woeful Arizona Coyotes on Thursday while Montreal has actually lost 2 in a row after winning 5 straight.