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NHL: Lightning Maple Leafs Preview

Posted By Sports Talk Florida On February 19, 2013 @ 12:38 PM In Florida News,main feature,NHL | No Comments

[1]The Lightning snapped their six-game losing streak on Saturday night against the Florida Panthers with a 6-5 overtime victory…The Bolts will play two of their next three games at the Tampa Bay Times Forum…The Lightning have a record of 5-2-1 on home ice and have sold out all eight contests at the Times Forum to start the season…Last season the Lightning went 0-3-1 against Toronto in four matchups, including a mark of 0-2-0 at home…Tampa Bay holds an all-time record of 11-20-1-2 against the Maple Leafs at the Times Forum…The Lightning trail the Maple Leafs by five points in the Eastern Conference standings.

TONIGHT’S STORYLINES
The Lightning will be looking to end a three game home losing slide tonight when they host the Maple Leafs. After opening the season with a perfect 5-0-0 home record, the Bolts have dropped their past three games at the Times Forum (0-2-1)…The Maple Leafs enter tonight’s game with a road record of 7-2-0 and have shutout their last two opponents…Tampa Bay’s power play has scored a power play goal in seven of their eight home games this season, owning a league-best 38.2% success rate on home ice while on the manadvantage… Steven Stamkos has recorded a point in four of his past five games against Toronto, tallying a pair of goals and three assists during that span…Martin St. Louis is currently on a three-game point streak against the Maple Leafs dating back to last season, notching two goals and two assists.

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning Media


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