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Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs


Lightning vs. Maple Leafs

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

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Injuries: Tampa Bay — G Mike Smith (concussion), D Andrej Meszaros (shoulder), D Paul Ranger (shoulder) and D Marek Malik (ankle) are out. Toronto — G Olie Kolzig (elbow), D Jamie Heward (concussion), G Vesa Toskala (groin), D Mike Van Ryn (knee), D Erik Reitz (foot) and LW Niklas Hagman (concussion) are out; D Tomas Kaberle (hand) is day to day.

Key stats: The Lightning (3-0-0) has never swept a season series from the Maple Leafs but can do so tonight. … Tampa Bay's three victories are its most against Toronto in a season. … RW Marty St. Louis has five goals, 13 points in his past 10 games. … LW Jason Blake leads the Maple Leafs with 23 goals, 31 assists and 54 points.

Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 03/16/09 [Last modified: Monday, March 16, 2009 8:38pm]
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