Lightning: High Flying Penguins Come To Town

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
The Lightning play their final home game tonight before hitting the road this weekend to kick-off a season-long four-game road trip…The Penguins (129 goals) and Lightning (123 goals) are two of the top three highest scoring teams in the NHL this season…Both teams have two players in the top five in the NHL scoring race…Tonight’s matchup is the third and final meeting between the two clubs, and lone contest at the Times Forum…The Lightning will be looking to snap a five-game losing streak against the Penguins tonight…The Bolts’ last victory against Pittsburgh came on Nov. 17, 2011 in Tampa…The Lightning have scored four second period goals against the Penguins this season.

TONIGHT’S STORYLINES
The Bolts will be looking to keep their home points streak alive, going 5-0-1 over their past six contests at the Times Forum…Steven Stamkos has recorded three goals and two assists in two games against Pittsburgh this season, while Martin St. Louis has tallied three helpers…St. Louis sits one assist behind Sidney Crosby for first place in the NHL in assists with 40…The Lightning and Penguins’ rosters combine a total of six players that were selected either first or second overall in the NHL Entry Draft (Stamkos, Hedman, Lecavalier, Crosby, Malkin and Fleury).

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning Media

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