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Tampa Bay Lightning preview: at Penguins


at Penguins

When/where: 7:30; Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Injuries: Tampa Bay — G Olie Kolzig (upper body), LW Gary Roberts (elbow) and LW David Koci (hand) are out. Pittsburgh — D Sergei Gonchar (shoulder), C Mike Zigomanis (upper body), D Hal Gill (shoulder) and C Tyler Kennedy (knee) are out; RW Pascal Dupuis (lower body) is day to day.

Key stats: Penguins C Evgeni Malkin entered Monday leading the league with 40 assists and 55 points. C Sidney Crosby was second with 33 and 46. They were tied for the league lead with 19 power-play points. … RW Petr Sykora, right, was tied for the lead with five winning goals. … The Penguins are 4-1-0 against the Southeast.

Damian Cristodero,
Times staff writer

Tampa Bay Lightning preview: at Penguins 12/22/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 10:13am]
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