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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche NHL game preview

TONIGHT

Lightning vs. Avalanche

When/where: 7:30; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Injuries: Tampa Bay — LW Gary Roberts (groin), LW David Koci (hand) and G Olie Kolzig (upper body) are out. C Jussi Jokinen (lower body) is day to day. Colorado — C Joe Sakic (back/hand), RW Darcy Tucker (knee), RW Ben Guite (ribs) and RW Brian Willsie (knee) are out.

Key stats: The Lightning is 8-3-1 with a tie at home against the Avalanche but has not won in Tampa since March 2003 (0-1-1). … Tampa Bay is 1-4-1 against the West. … The Lightning power play is on a 0-for-26 streak. … Colorado D Brett Clark entered Wednesday second in the league with 100 blocked shots.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche NHL game preview 12/17/08 [Last modified: Thursday, December 18, 2008 7:17am]
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