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Likely lineups for Flames, Lightning

Thursday, 12.15.2011 / 3:52 PM

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

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Likely lineups for Flames, Lightning
TAMPA, Fla. -- Here are the lineups the Lightning and Flames likely will put on the ice when the teams meet tonight at St. Pete Times Forum.

FLAMES
Curtis Glencross - Olli Jokinen - Jarome Iginla
Alex Tanguay - Brendan Morrison - Rene Bourque
Blake Comeau - Mikael Backlund - Lee Stempniak
Tom Kostopoulos - Matt Stajan - Tim Jackman

Scott Hannan - Derek Smith
Jay Bouwmeester - Chris Butler
T.J. Brodie - Brett Carson
Miikka Kiprusoff will start in goal, with Leland Irving the backup.

LIGHTNING
Tom Pyatt - Vincent Lecavalier - Steve Downie
Ryan Malone - Steven Stamkos - Teddy Purcell
Blair Jones - Dominic Moore - Ryan Shannon
Dana Tyrell - Nate Thompson - Adam Hall

Victor Hedman - Eric Brewer
Brett Clark - Pavel Kubina
Marc-Andre Bergeron - Matt Gilroy

Mathieu Garon will start in goal, with Dwayne Roloson backing him up.

For more on tonight's game, check out the preview here.
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