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Preview: Lightning-Flyers

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Lightning vs. Flyers

When/where: 7:30; Tampa Bay Times Forum

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 970-AM

Key stats: The Lightning has beaten the Flyers five straight games in Tampa by a combined score of 20-7. … LW Ondrej Palat has three goals, six points in his past four games and leads all rookies at plus-30. … Flyers and former Lightning C Vinny Lecavalier has six goals, 11 points in his past 14 games. … The Flyers have the league's top road power play at 24.6 percent. Overall it has been on the power play a league-most 287 times. … Philadelphia averages a league-most 14.5 penalty minutes. … It is 20-2-1 this season when C Claude Giroux scores.

Preview: Lightning-Flyers 04/09/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:09pm]
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