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Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
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Tonight’s game: Capitals at Lightning

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

TV/RADIO: Sun Sports/970 AM

INJURIES: Lightning — D Brian Lee (knee), C Steven Stamkos (broken leg), D Keith Aulie (broken hand), G Ben Bishop (upper body), out; LW J.T. Brown (upper body), day to day. Capitals — C Michael Latta (lower body), D Jack Hillen (broken leg), out.

NEED TO KNOW: This is the second of three meetings. Washington won 6-5 in a shootout on Dec. 10. ... Tampa Bay is 36-62-14 all-time against Washington, including 22-29-4 at home. ... The Lightning have won four of the past five meetings in Tampa. ... The Capitals are 1-3-3 in their past seven games. ... RW Alex Ovechkin has 35 goals and 35 assists in 52 career games against Tampa Bay, including four goals in the matchup last month. ... The Lightning are 14-4-2 at home. ... Lightning LW Ondrej Palat has three goals and five assists during a seven-game scoring streak, and RW Teddy Purcell has seven assists during a five-game scoring streak. ... The Capitals are 7-8-4 on the road. ... Washington is 20-3-3 when scoring at least three goals. ... The Capitals’ 38 power-play goals are tied with Pittsburgh for the most in the league.

Erik Erlendsson

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