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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
Tampa Bay Lightning

Tonight’s game: Islanders at Lightning

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

TV/RADIO: Sun Sports/970 AM

INJURIES: Lightning — D Brian Lee (knee), C Steven Stamkos (broken leg), D Keith Aulie (broken hand), out; D Sami Salo (ankle), doubtful; C Nate Thompson (flu), day-to-day. Islanders — D Radek Martinek (back), G Evgeni Nabokov (groin), D Lubomir Visnovsky (concussion), out; D Travis Hamonic (upper body), doubtful.

NEED TO KNOW: This is the second of three meetings. Tampa Bay won 3-2 in a shootout on Dec. 17. ... The Lightning are 40-35-8 against the Islanders, including 22-14-5 at home. ... Tampa Bay is 0-2-1 in its past three home games. ... New York had a seven-game road winning streak snapped at Florida on Tuesday, but is 8-2 in its past 10 road games. ... D Victor Hedman has four goals and 11 points in 13 games since returning from injury. ... RW Marty St. Louis has three goals and six points during a five-game scoring streak ... C John Tavares has six goals and 17 points in 16 career games against Tampa Bay. ... G Ben Bishop has not lost in regulation since Dec. 3 (9-0-2). ... The Lightning are 10-4-1 in the past 15 games. ... New York LW Tomas Vanek has 24 goals and 39 points in 34 career games against Tampa Bay. ... The Lightning rank 25th in faceoff percentage (47.9 percent), while the Islanders are 27th (46.6 percent). ... New York allows 3.19 goals per game, second-highest in the league. ... The Islanders rank last in penalty kill (75.3 percent).

Erik Erlendsson

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