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TONIGHT: LIGHTNING AT FLAMES

WHEN/WHERE: 10; Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary.

TV/RADIO: Sunshine; WDAE-AM 620.

THE SERIES: The season's only meeting. The Lightning trails overall 8-9-1-1.

KEY INJURIES: Tampa Bay _ None. Calgary _ C Blair Betts (shoulder, out); G Miikka Kiprusoff (knee, out); LW Dave Lowry (abdomen, out); C Stephane Yelle (knee, out).

THE LOWDOWN: Calgary captain and leading scorer Jarome Iginla is playing with a sore ankle. The Flames have been out of the playoffs a league-high seven consecutive seasons. The Lightning is 8-6-1-1 in its past 16 on the road. It is 7-2-0-2 in its past 11 overall. The Flames are 5-5-1 in their past 11 and 3-3-1-1 in their past eight at home. Calgary has allowed the first goal in six of its past seven games. Lightning C Brad Richards has three goals and nine assists in his past 11 games. G John Grahame has allowed 11 goals in his past eight games and is 6-2-0. Entering Friday, Grahame was second in the league with a 1.64 goals-against average. Kiprusoff led in GAA (1.41) and save percentage (.941). Flames C Matthew Lombardi led all rookies with two short-handed goals. The Lightning is 3-5-0-1 in Calgary.

_ Compiled by Damian Cristodero.

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