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Projected lineups for Flyers, Lightning

Monday, 03.18.2013 / 12:34 PM

By Lonnie Herman - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Projected lineups for Flyers, Lightning

TAMPA -- The Philadelphia Flyers will look to go into a six-day break on a high note when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN, RDS).

Both teams should be desperate for points; the Flyers are enter 11th in the Eastern Conference, four points out of a playoff spot. The Lightning are two points behind Philadelphia in 12th.

Also Monday, Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen will become the 282nd skater to play in 1,000 NHL games, the sixth player born in Finland to reach that mark -- and the first ever to do it on his birthday. Timonen turned 38 on Monday.

Here is what the lineups likely will be when the Flyers and Lightning take the ice Monday:

FLYERS

Scott Hartnell - Claude Giroux - Jakub Voracek

Matt Read - Brayden Schenn - Wayne Simmonds

Danny Briere - Sean Couturier - Simon Gagne

Zac Rinaldo - Ruslan Fedotenko - Maxime Talbot

Nicklas Grossmann- Braydon Coburn

Kimmo Timonen - Luke Schenn

Andrej Meszaros - Bruno Gervais

Ilya Bryzgalov

Michael Leighton

Scratched: Mike Knuble, Kurtis Foster

Suspended: Harry Zolnierczyk

Injured: Jody Shelley (hip)

LIGHTNING

Martin St. Louis - Steven Stamkos - Teddy Purcell

Alex Killorn - Tom Pyatt - Cory Conacher

Ryan Malone - Nate Thompson - B.J. Crombeen

Ondrej Palat - Tyler Johnson - Dana Tyrell

Eric Brewer - Matthew Carle

Sami Salo - Victor Hedman

Keith Aulie - Radko Gudas

Anders Lindback

Mathieu Garon

Scratched: Pierre-Cedric Labrie, Marc-Andre Bergeron, Brian Lee

Injured: Benoit Pouliot (shoulder), Vincent Lecavalier (lower body)

Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares