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Tonight: Maple Leafs at Lightning

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WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m./The Forum, Tampa

TV/RADIO: Sun Sports/970 AM

INJURIES: Maple Leafs — RW Carter Ashton (hand), C Trevor Smith (broken hand), C Dave Bolland (ankle), C Peter Holland (foot), out.

Lightning — D Brian Lee (knee), G Anders Lindback (ankle), C Steven Stamkos (broken leg), out.

NEED TO KNOW: This is the second of four meetings. The Maple Leafs won 3-2 in Toronto on Jan. 28. ... The Lightning are 25-40-8 all-time against the Leafs, including 13-20-3 at home. ... Tampa Bay won both meetings in Tampa last season and is 8-3-1 in the past 12 meetings at the Forum. ... Tampa Bay is 0-for-15 on the power play in the past six games. ... The Leafs rank 28th in penalty kill (77.7 percent), but are third in power play (22.7 percent) and 16th in road power play (17.4 percent). ... The Lightning are 16-6-3 at home. ... Toronto is 10-12-5 on the road. ... The Maple Leafs allow a league-high 36.3 shots per game, two more than any team. ... Tampa Bay has recorded 35 or more shots on goal in four consecutive games and five of the past six. ... C Tyler Johnson, who took a puck off his foot late in the second period Tuesday, said he has a bruise and expects to be fine.

Erik Erlendsson

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