Today: Lightning vs. Rangers preview
Lightning vs. Rangers
When/where: Noon EDT; O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
TV/radio: Versus; 970-AM
Injuries: Tampa Bay — C Jeff Halpern (knee), D Paul Ranger (shoulder), W Jason Ward (groin) are out.
New York — None.
Key stats: New York's Henrik Lundqvist, expected to start again today, is the second goaltender to begin a career with three consecutive 30-win seasons. Ron Hextall (1986-89) is the other. … Lightning G Olaf Kolzig, expected to start, was 15-6-3 in his final 25 starts last season for the Capitals. … Tampa Bay was 3-8-1 last season in the second of consecutive games and 0-4-1 in its last five second games.