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TONIGHT: LIGHTNING VS. DUCKS

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

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM.

Story lines: Sure the Lightning players looked like world-beaters in Thursday's 8-0 romp over the Thrashers that snapped a 0-3-1 streak. But it will mean squat if Tampa Bay does not follow it with a good effort against Anaheim. It won't be easy. The Ducks are the NHL's top team, 8-1-2 on the road and entered Friday with the league's top power play at 22.7 percent.

Who's hot: Lightning center Vinny Lecavalier has goals in five straight games, has seven goals and 10 points in that stretch and entered Friday tied for sixth in the league with 36 points on 17 goals and 19 assists.

Who's not: Tampa Bay center Andreas Karlsson has gone 11 games without a point and 12 without a goal.

Stats watch: Tampa Bay is 2-for-31 on the power play in its past five games. ... Marty St. Louis' 37 points on 17 goals and 20 assists were tied for third in the league. ... Anaheim's Chris Pronger and Scott Niedermayer were first and second among defensemen with 31 and 26 points, respectively. ... Pronger has seven assists in a five-game points streak. ... Right wing Teemu Selanne leads the Ducks with 37 points and entered Friday with a league-high five winning goals. ... The Ducks have power-play goals in 12 of their past 13 games.

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