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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Tampa Bay Lightning

Tonight’s Game: Lightning at Flyers

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WHERE/WHEN: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia; 1 p.m.

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 (sprained wrist), out; RW J.T. Brown (upper body), D Radko Gudas (lower body), questionable. Flyers - LW Zac Rinaldo (ankle), C Matt Read (concussion), D Eric Gustafson (knee), D Marc-Andre Bourdon (concussion), out.

NEED TO KNOW: This is the second of three meetings. Tampa Bay won 4-2 on Nov. 27. ... The Flyers have won 10 consecutive games at home after starting the season 2-7. ... LW Ondrej Palat has four goals and 10 points during an eight-game scoring streak. ... D Matt Carle has assists in five consecutive games. ... The Lightning are 5-7-1 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. ... Tampa Bay is 6-1 in its past seven road games. ... The Lightning are 9-2-1 against Philadelphia since the 2010-11 season. ... The Flyers are 9-for-80 on the power play at home. The nine power-play goals at home were tied for third fewest entering Friday. ... Tampa Bay has allowed five power-play goals in the past three games. ... G Ben Bishop practiced with the team for about 20 minutes Friday, participating in drills before leaving. He is not eligible to come off injured reserve until Monday. ... Coach Jon Cooper said he expects both D Radko Gudas (lower body) and J.T. Brown (upper body) to return to the lineup before the end of the three-game road trip. ... G Anders Lindback will start in goal for Tampa Bay. He is 3-3 with a 2.18 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage in six career games against Philadephia.

Erik Erlendsson

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