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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014
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Tonight’s Game: Anaheim Ducks at Lightning

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

TV/RADIO: Sun Sports/970 AM

INJURIES: Ducks — D Sheldon Souray (wrist), D Matt Belesky (upper body), G Viktor Fasth (lower body), RW Jakob Silfverberg (broken hand), C Saku Koivu (head), out; C Ryan Getzlaf (upper body), doubtful.

Lightning — D Brian Lee (knee), C Tom Pyatt (broken collar bone), C Steven Stamkos (broken leg), D Keith Aulie (upper body), out; D Sami Salo (lower body), doubtful.

NEED TO KNOW: This is the first of two meetings. ... Anaheim ranks third in the league with 3.35 goals per game. ... Lightning G Ben Bishop has allowed two or fewer goals in 12 of his 14 starts this season. ... RW Marty St. Louis has gone five games without a point. ... LW Ryan Malone has two goals in the past three games. ... Tampa Bay is 9-11-4 all-time against Anaheim, including 5-6-1 at home. ... This begins a stretch of five consecutive games against Western Conference opponents. The Lightning are 6-0 against the West this season. ... Anaheim is 8-3-1 against Eastern Conference teams. ... The Ducks’ penalty kill on the road is 27-for-39 (69.2 percent), tied for 28th in the 30-team league. ... Anaheim G Jonas Hiller is expected to start; he is 3-2 with a 2.55 goals-against average and a .895 save percentage in five career games against Tampa Bay.

Erik Erlendsson

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