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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins preview


Lightning vs. Penguins

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

TV/radio: Versus; 620-AM

Injuries: Tampa Bay — G Mike Smith (concussion), G Olie Kolzig (elbow), D Paul Ranger (shoulder), D Andrej Meszaros (shoulder) and D Jamie Heward (concussion) are out; D Marek Malik (lower body) is day to day. Pittsburgh — C Mike Zigomanis (shoulder) and D Philippe Boucher (foot) are out; C Sidney Crosby (groin) is day to day.

Key stats: The Penguins are 5-1-1 under interim coach Dan Bylsma. … Pittsburgh has a league-best nine victories when trailing after two periods. … Tampa Bay's 11 home victories are tied for fewest in the league. … Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin leads the league with 92 points and 63 assists and has five goals and seven assists in an eight-game points streak.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins preview 03/02/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 3, 2009 8:21am]
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