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Bolts Breakdown - December 15

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday, December 15
10 a.m. and 11 a.m. split squad practice
4 p.m. practice at St. Pete Times Forum

Tuesday, December 16
10 a.m. and 11 a.m. split squad practice
4 p.m. practice at St. Pete Times Forum

Wednesday, December 17

11 a.m. practice at St. Pete Times Forum

Thursday, December 18

10:30 a.m. pre-game skate (St. Pete Times Forum)
7:30 p.m. game vs. Colorado Avalanche (Sun Sports, 620 WDAE)

Friday, December 19
11 a.m. practice at St. Pete Times Forum

Saturday, December 20
11:30 a.m. pre-game skate (Philips Arena)
7 p.m. game at Atlanta Thrashers (CW44, 620 WDAE)

Sunday, December 21

Practice in Atlanta (TBD)

Monday December 22
Practice in Pittsburgh (TBD)

*Schedule subject to change.

Lightning at a Glance:

Overall Record: 7-15-8
Div. Rank: t-4th
Conf. Rank: t-13th
Streak: Tampa Bay has dropped five of their previous six games.
Last 5: 1-4-0
Last 10: 1-7-2

Injury Update:

Gary Roberts (Upper body, IR)
David Koci (Upper body, IR)
Ryan Malone (Upper body, Day-to-Day)
Jeff Halpern (Non-roster)


The Lightning are 7-3-3 this season when they hold their opponent to two goals or less and are 0-12-5 when the opponent scores three or more.

Tampa Bay leads the NHL for the most players to suit up for game action this season with 36.

Tampa Bay is 1-6-2 this season without Ryan Malone, currently out with an upper body injury.

Thursday’s win in Montreal was the first time the Lightning had won when Martin St. Louis scored a goal … They were 0-6-2 when St. Louis tallied a goal entering the game.

This Week’s Games:

12/18 vs. the Colorado Avalanche (14-14-1)

This is the second and final meeting between the Lightning and Avalanche this season with Colorado taking the only other meeting this season, 4-3, on November 29.

Tampa Bay has outscored the Avalanche 3-1 in the final two periods this season.

The Lightning are 8-3-2 all-time against Colorado at home.

Vincent Lecavalier, Ryan Malone and Steven Stamkos each have a goal and an assist against the Avalanche this season.

Tampa Bay has scored two power-play goals on six opportunities against Colorado this season (33.3%).

12/20 @ the Atlanta Thrashers (9-16-4)

This is the second of six meetings between the Lightning and Thrashers this season, the first at Philips Arena.

Tampa Bay is 1-0-0 against Atlanta this season after a 3-2 overtime win on October 21.

The Lightning have not won at Philips Arena since February 22, 2007, a 5-4 victory.

Vincent Lecavalier has five goals and 11 points in his previous eight games against the Thrashers.

Tampa Bay has not allowed a power-play goal to Atlanta this season, killing all three chances.

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