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Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning at Los Angeles Kings


Lightning at Kings

When/where: 10:30; Staples Center, Los Angeles

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Injuries: Los Angeles — D Jack Johnson (shoulder), C Oscar Moller (clavicle), C Derek Armstrong (concussion) and C Brad Richardson (foot) are out. Tampa Bay — D Jamie Heward (concussion), LW Gary Roberts (elbow), LW David Koci (hand) and G Olie Kolzig (arm) are out; D Steve Eminger (undisclosed) and D Matt Smaby (lower body) are day to day.

Key stats: The Lightning has won two straight in Los Angeles and hasn't lost there since November 1997 (5-0-2). … LW Vinny Prospal has three goals and five assists in a six-game points streak. … Kings center Anze Kopitar has a team-high 32 points. RW Alexander Frolov leads with 17 goals. … RW Dustin Brown is tied for second in the league with 154 hits.

Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning at Los Angeles Kings 01/11/09 [Last modified: Monday, January 12, 2009 7:27am]
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