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Lightning-Penguins Friday game preview

Friday

Lightning vs. Penguins

When/where: 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 970-AM

Key stats: The Penguins are hot, having won four straight games, with star Sidney Crosby sparking a 6-5 come-from-behind win over the Senators on Tuesday with three goals in 20 minutes. … Crosby has 11 goals since Jan. 1, the most in the NHL since then, and 20 overall. … The Lightning won the teams' first meeting, 5-4 in overtime Jan. 15 in Tampa. … Tampa Bay caught a break with Penguins C Evgeni Malkin (lower body) scheduled to miss the game. Malkin has 19 goals and 23 assists in 31 career games against Tampa Bay. … Expect G Ben Bishop to start for the Lightning. … C Cedric Paquette, who took a shot off his left shin in Thursday's practice, expected to play.

Lightning-Penguins Friday game preview 02/04/16 [Last modified: Thursday, February 4, 2016 7:13pm]
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