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Preview: Lightning-Islanders

Tonight

Lightning vs. Islanders

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

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 970-AM.

Key stats: Tampa Bay has points in nine straight games (5-0-4). … Lightning C Valtteri Filppula has four goals, nine assists in a nine-game points streak. … Tampa Bay's power play is 9-for-29 in its past seven games. … The Islanders are 17-17-1 on the road but are on a 13-4-1 streak. … New York has a league-best eight wins when trailing after two periods. … Islanders LW Matt Martin has a league-most 310 hits.

Go Green Night: Free valet service on Thunder Alley (west plaza) for those who bike to the game. … Donate new and used sports equipment for underprivileged youths.

Preview: Lightning-Islanders 03/26/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:42pm]
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