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Lightning Flyers Two Desperate Teams

Posted By News Desk On March 18, 2013 @ 12:52 PM In Florida News,main feature,NHL | No Comments

[1]TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
The Lightning play their third and final game of a three-game homestand tonight when they host the Flyers…Tampa Bay will hit the road for three straight contests against Canadian teams (Toronto, Ottawa and Winnipeg) after tonight’s game…The Lightning have soldout their first 15 home games this season (19,204)….Tonight’s matchup is the third and final meeting between the Flyers and Lightning this season, with both teams winning once…The Bolts dropped Philadelphia 5-1 at the Times Forum on Jan. 27, led by Martin St. Louis’ four-assist night….The Lightning have gone 4-0-1 against the Flyers in their last five meetings against them on home ice.

TONIGHT’S STORYLINES
The Lightning trail the Flyers by two points in the Eastern Conference standings…Steven Stamkos has recorded a goal against the Flyers in three of his past four meetings…The Lightning’s power play has gone 2-for-9 (22.2%) against the Flyers this season, while their penalty kill unit is a perfect 8-for-8 against Philadelphia’s power play…Anders Lindback has started both games against the Flyers this season and has only given up three goals on 49 shots for a .939 save percentage…The Lightning own an all-time home record of 18-20-1-2 against Philadelphia.

LIGHTNING STRIKING
The Lightning are averaging 3.29 goals per game this season which ranks second in the NHL and rank second overall with 92 goals…39 of the Lightning’s 92 tallies have come in the third period, ranking tied for first in the NHL…The Bolts’ +8 goal differential ranks first in the Southeast Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference…21 of the Lightning’s goals have come while on the man advantage, ranking ninth in the league in the category…The Lightning have had 21 different goal scorers this season.

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning Media


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