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Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings

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Lightning vs. Red Wings

When/where: 7:30; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Key stats: The Lightning is 5-22-1 with two ties against the Red Wings, has lost four straight and is 0-5-0 with a tie since its last win, Jan. 7, 2003. … Tampa Bay LW Marty St. Louis has two points, on two assists, in 14 career games against the Red Wings. … Detroit G Jimmy Howard has a league-best 28 wins. … The Wings' power play is in a 4 for 43 slump. … Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom entered Wednesday tied for second among defensemen with 44 points but has just two assists in his past 11 games.

Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings 02/16/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 9:43pm]
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