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Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev added to the team's penchant for penalties in Saturday's loss to the Avalanche.
Tampa Bay is averaging four infractions per game in the first two periods.
The team captain passes Vincent Lecavalier and now needs to catch only franchise leader Martin St. Louis.
Tampa Bay has yet to own a lead in regulation, but still has five points in the standings.
The star forward watched and learned from new vantage points, and offered advice to teammates, while out last regular season.

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  1. Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev added to the team's penchant for penalties in Saturday's loss to the Avalanche.
  2. Steven Stamkos needs 78 points to catch Martin St. Louis as the Lightning's all-time leader.
  3. Lightning right wing Corey Perry (10) and Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher (37) scrap during the second period Saturday night at Amalie Arena.
  4. The injury to Nikita Kucherov opened the door for Alex Barre-Boulet to return to the Lightning.
  5. The Lightning's Nikita Kucherov, left, with Brayden Point, middle, and Ondrej Palat on the ice on the opening day of Lightning training camp.
  6. “(Thursday) night brought back a lot of memories for the guys,” Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman said. “You kind of relive that moment. (Friday), the date has turned, and you get ready for (Saturday).”
  7. The Lightning claimed forward Alex Barre-Boulet off waivers Friday, after he had spent a week and a half with Seattle.
  8. The Lightning's 2020-21 Stanley Cup championship ring features 338 diamonds and 52 sapphires.
  9. Lightning center Brayden Point (21) works to control the puck against Florida Panthers right wing Owen Tippett (74) during the first period of Tuesday's game at Amalie Arena.
  10. Lightning defensemen Victor Hedman, left, and Ryan McDonagh, second from left, pose with Nashville defensemen Roman Josi, second from right, and Mattias Ekholm, right, Wednesday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
  11. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy gets beat as the Panthers go up 3-1 during the third period at Amalie Arena on Tuesday.
  12. The Lightning placed Nikita Kucherov on long-term injured reserve, meaning he can't return before Nov. 13 and he also may be out longer than that.
  13. Panthers center Carter Verhaeghe (23) competes against the Lightning during a first-round playoff game last season.
  14. The Lightning tested Corey Perry, pictured, on the top line with Ondrej Palat and Brayden Point at Monday's practice.
  15. The NHL has suspended Evander Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. Kane will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New Jersey.
  16. Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov makes his way to the bench after he was injured during the third period of a game against the Capitals on Saturday night.
  17. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy turned away all seven shots he faced on the penalty kill Saturday night against the Capitals.
  18. Nikita Kucherov makes his way to the bench after he was injured during the third period against the Capitals on Saturday night.
  19. Lightning captain Steven Stamkos celebrates his winning goal in overtime against the Capitals on Saturday night.
  20. Lightning forward Boris Katchouk, seen here during the preseason, "gets himself engaged, he can win puck battles, he’s good around the net," according to coach Jon Cooper.
  21. Lightning center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, middle, battles between Penguins center Danton Heinen (43), left, and center Brian Boyle (11) in the season opener Tuesday at Amalie Arena.
  22. Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) and Lightning right wing Mathieu Joseph (7) argue in the second period of Thursday's game in Detroit.
  23. Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat celebrates his goal against the Red Wings in overtime Thursday night in Detroit.
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