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Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Philadelphia Flyers


Lightning vs. Flyers

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

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Injuries: Tampa Bay — D Jamie Heward (concussion), LW Gary Roberts (elbow), D Matt Smaby (lower body) are out. D Steve Eminger (upper body), D Paul Ranger (upper body) and F Paul Szczechura (lower body) are day to day. Philadelphia — D Derian Hatcher (knee), C Daniel Briere (groin), LW Josh Gratton (abdomen), RW Claude Giroux (concussion) and LW Jonathon Kalinski (thigh) are out.

Key stats: Flyers C Jeff Carter, below, entered Wednesday with a league-high 29 goals and was second with 129 shots. … Philadelphia is 7-1-2 vs. the Southeast, losing 2-1 to the Lightning on Nov. 8. … Tampa Bay's four wins and 15 points at home (4-7-7) are league lows. … The Flyers entered Wednesday with the league's second-best power play, 26.7 percent, and a league-best 13 short-handed goals.

Damian Cristodero, Times staff writer

Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Philadelphia Flyers 01/14/09 [Last modified: Thursday, January 15, 2009 4:11pm]
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