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Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals


Lightning at Capitals

When/where: 7; Verizon Center, Washington

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Injuries: Tampa Bay — LW Gary Roberts (groin), David Koci (broken hand), G Olaf Kolzig (upper body) are out. Washington — RW Tomas Fleischmann (pneumonia) is day to day; D Tom Poti (groin), RW Alexander Semin (back), C Sergei Fedorov (ankle), D John Erskine (concussion), D Brian Pothier (postconcussion syndrome) are out.

Key stats: The Lightning has earned points in four straight games (three wins). … The Lightning lost 4-2 at Washington on Nov. 10. Gary Roberts scored both goals for Tampa Bay. … D Marek Malik is expected back after missing a 2-1 shootout loss to Montreal on Tuesday because of the flu. … Washington leads the Southeast Division with 51 points. … Capitals LW Alexander Ovechkin was second in the NHL with 25 goals and third with 49 points entering play Wednesday.

Brant James, Times staff writer

Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 12/31/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:17pm]
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