Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals

TONIGHT

Lightning vs. Capitals

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), D Cory Murphy (foot) and D Marek Malik are out. Washington — RW Chris Clark (wrist) and G Brent Johnson (hip) are out; LW Donald Brashear (knee) is day to day.

Key stats: The Capitals have beaten the Lightning eight straight. ... Washington LW Alex Ovechkin leads the league with 49 goals, and entered Wednesday tied for the lead with 10 winners . ... Ovechkin's 457 shots led by 130. ... Mike Green leads all defensemen with 25 goals and 61 points. ... Lightning RW Marty St. Louis has four goals, five assists in a six-game points streak. ... The Capitals have the league's No. 2 power play at 24.6 percent and are on a 7-1-2 road streak.

TONIGHT

Lightning vs. Capitals

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), D Cory Murphy (foot), D Marek Malik are out. Washington — RW Chris Clark (wrist), G Brent Johnson (hip) are out; LW Donald Brashear (knee) is day to day.

Key stats: The Caps have beaten Tampa Bay eight straight. … LW Alex Ovechkin leads the league with 49 goals and entered Wednesday tied for the lead with 10 winners. … Mike Green leads all defensemen with 25 goals and 61 points. … Lightning RW Marty St. Louis has four goals, five assists in a six-game points streak. … The Caps have the league's No. 2 power play at 24.6 percent and are on a 7-1-2 road streak.

.TONIGHT

Lightning vs. Capitals

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), D Cory Murphy (foot) and D Marek Malik are out. Washington — RW Chris Clark (wrist) and G Brent Johnson (hip) are out; LW Donald Brashear (knee) is day to day.

Key stats: The Capitals have beaten the Lightning eight straight. ... Washington LW Alex Ovechkin leads the league with 49 goals, and entered Wednesday tied for the lead with 10 winners . ... Ovechkin's 457 shots led by 130. ... Mike Green leads all defensemen with 25 goals and 61 points. ... Lightning RW Marty St. Louis has four goals, five assists in a six-game points streak. ... The Capitals have the league's No. 2 power play at 24.6 percent and are on a 7-1-2 road streak.

Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals 03/18/09 [Last modified: Thursday, March 19, 2009 6:59am]

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