Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Tampa Bay Lightning

Preview: Lightning vs. Capitals

. Tonight

Lightning vs. Capitals

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

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 970-AM

Key stats: The Lightning has won four in a row at home vs. the Capitals. … Tampa Bay's power play is on a 1-for-15 streak, though at home it entered Wednesday No. 1 in the league at 40.6 percent (13-for-32). … Capitals C Mike Ribiero has four goals, five assists and LW Alex Ovechkin three goals, four assists in five-game point streaks. … Washington has been outscored 21-10 in the second period. … The Capitals power play is on a 7-for-14 streak.

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Lightning’s Victor Hedman out 3-6 weeks with lower-body injury

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Victor Hedman out 3-6 weeks with a lower-body injury

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