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Published Aug. 27, 2005

WHEN/WHERE: 7:30; Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh.

TV/RADIO: Sunshine; WDAE-AM 620.

THE SERIES: The third of four meetings. The Lightning (2-0) trails 15-23-5-1.

KEY INJURIES: Tampa Bay _ None. Pittsburgh _ LW Ramzi Abid (knee, out); C Mario Lemieux (hip, out); D Michal Rozsival (knee, out).

THE LOWDOWN: The Lightning got a scare during Monday's practice, when G Nikolai Khabibulin left the ice after being hit on the right arm by a slap shot. Khabibulin missed 25 minutes but said he only was bruised. The game wraps up a trip during which Tampa Bay is 2-0-0-1. The Lightning is 8-2-0-2 in its past 12. It is 9-6-1-1 in its past 17 on the road. In his past nine starts, G John Grahame is 7-2 with 13 goals allowed. Grahame is 6-1-1 against the Penguins. RW Martin St. Louis has points in a league-high six straight games (seven goals, five assists). Pittsburgh has lost six straight overall, seven straight at home. RW Aleksey Morozov has no goals in 30 games. The Lightning is 4-14-3-1 in Pittsburgh.

_ Compiled by Damian Cristodero.