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Tonight’s Game: Senators at Lightning

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

TV/RADIO: Sun Sports/970 AM

INJURIES: Senators — D Mark Stone (arm), out; D Marc Methot (undisclosed), probable. Lightning — D Brian Lee (knee), C Steven Stamkos (broken leg), out; D Victor Hedman (leg), probable.

NEED TO KNOW: This is the second of five meetings. Tampa Bay won 3-1 on Dec. 5. ... The Lightning are 0-3-2 in the past five home games. ... The Senators are 11-8-4 on the road. ... Ottawa’s power play is 22 for 82 (26.8 percent) on the road, best in the league. ... RW Marty St. Louis has eight goals and four assists during an eight-game scoring streak. ... The Senators are 7-1-2 in the past 10 games. ... Former Ottawa G Ben Bishop is 2-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average and a .955 save percentage in two starts against the Senators. ... Tampa Bay has scored a power-play goal in a season-best five consecutive games. ... The Lightning have not won consecutive games since Jan. 1-3. ... RW Teddy Purcell has two goals and 10 asssists in the past 12 games. ... The latest installment of “Inside the Lightning,” titled “On the Road,’’ debuts on Sun Sports following the game, with this episode offering a behind-the-scenes look at the three-game trip from Dec. 14-17.

Erik Erlendsson

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