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Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues


Lightning vs. Blues

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

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Injuries: Tampa Bay — G Mike Smith (concussion), D Paul Ranger (shoulder), D Andrej Meszaros (shoulder) are out; D Marek Malik (ankle), D Lukas Krajicek (illness), LW Ryan Malone (illness) and F Paul Szczechura (wrist) are day to day. St. Louis — LW Paul Kariya (hip) and D Eric Brewer (back) are out; RW Dan Hinote (upper body) is day to day.

Key stats: RW Brad Boyes leads the Blues with 25 goals and 51 points. … C Patrik Berglund entered Thursday leading all rookies with 18 power-play points and 12 power-play assists. … The Blues are on a 6-2-2 streak, including three straight road victories. … G Chris Mason is 11-4-4 in his past 19 games with a 1.75 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage.

Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues 03/05/09 [Last modified: Friday, March 6, 2009 7:05am]
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