Tampa Bay at Los Angeles

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The Los Angeles Kings are riding a hot replacement goalie in Ben Scrivens, who has two straight shutouts.

Scrivens is expected to make his home debut for the Kings on Tuesday night when they try to avenge last month's loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Jonathan Quick is sidelined indefinitely for Los Angeles (14-6-1), with Scrivens going 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average while starting the last three games. He stopped 26 shots in Friday's 2-0 win over New Jersey and made 37 saves Sunday in a 1-0 victory over the Rangers.

''It's only three games. I wouldn't look too much into it,'' Scrivens said. ''The guys play well in front of me. I'm just trying to go out and give the team a chance.''

Scrivens is 4-1-0 with a 1.00 GAA and three shutouts in five starts this season, and his eight appearances have all been on the road.

"He's proven that he's definitely a steady backup for Jonathan," center Anze Kopitar told the league's official website. "When he gets the nod, he's pretty good. He's (started) five games and has three shutouts. If he keeps going at that pace I think we're going to be pretty happy."

Quick was the last Kings goalie with three straight shutouts Oct. 18-22, 2011.

Scrivens relieved an ineffective Quick in a 5-1 road loss to Tampa Bay (14-6-0) on Oct. 15.

Martin St. Louis had two goals and an assist for the Lightning while Steven Stamkos added two assists. The Kings, opening a three-game homestand, won't have to face the injured Stamkos this time.

A player the Lightning will see for the first time is Kings winger Tyler Toffoli, recalled from the minors Nov. 2. Toffoli has eight points in seven games since joining Los Angeles, scoring his fourth goal Sunday.

"That's why we got him here," Kopitar said. "If he keeps doing that, he's going to stay here for a while. He's not going to leave this locker room."

Tampa Bay had been 7-0-0 against Western Conference foes before falling 6-3 to Phoenix on Saturday to open a four-game trip.

Ben Bishop was pulled early in the second period after conceding three goals on 14 shots as the Lightning fell behind 3-0, with Anders Lindback replacing him.

Bishop later said he was hit by a puck. Lightning coach Jon Cooper said after the game that Bishop was fine.

''They're not always going to be good nights, and tonight wasn't good,'' Bishop said.

The loss went to Lindback, which meant that Bishop remained unbeaten in November with a 6-0-0 mark and 1.69 GAA in seven starts. He stopped 30 shots in last month's win over Los Angeles.

Tampa Bay fell for the first time in three games without Stamkos, who broke his leg last Monday in Boston.

Lightning center Valtteri Filppula turned in his seventh straight pointless effort on the road. Only two of his 15 points have come away from home.

Tampa Bay received a boost with Saturday's return of defenseman Sami Salo, who missed two games with a lower-body injury.

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