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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Tampa Bay Lightning

Tonight’s Game: Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning

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

TV/RADIO: Sun Sports/970 AM

INJURIES: Blackhawks — none reported; Lightning — D Brian Lee (knee), C Tom Pyatt (collar bone), out.

NEED TO KNOW: Tampa Bay defeated the defending Stanley Cup champions in a shootout on Oct. 5 in Chicago. ... The Lightning are 7-4-4 all-time at home against the Blackhawks. ... C Steven Stamkos has seven goals and 10 points in six career games against Chicago, including two of his six career hat tricks. ... The Blackhawks have been outscored 10-3 in the third period. They have not scored a third-period goal since a season-opening, come-from-behind victory against Washington. ... G Nikolai Khabibulin is 2-0-1 with a 1.89 goals-against average and .929 save percentage in three starts against Tampa Bay since leaving after the 2004 Stanley Cup championship team. He is scheduled to make just his second start in Tampa since leaving the team. ... Tampa Bay is tied for fifth in the league in allowing 26.6 shots per game, but is last with 25.9 shot attempts per game. ... Chicago is 28th in penalty kill at 74.1 percent. ... The Lightning are 3-0 against Western Conference opponents.

Erik Erlendsson

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