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Bolts Breakdown - March 10th

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

This Week’s Schedule:


Tuesday, March 10, 2009
11 a.m. practice (Brandon Ice Sports Forum)

Wednesday, March, 11, 2009
11:30 a.m. pre-game skate (Scotiabank Place)
7 p.m. game @ Ottawa Senators

Thursday, March 12, 2009
11:30 a.m. pre-game skate (Air Canada Centre)
7:30 p.m. game @ Toronto Maple Leafs

Friday, March 13, 2009
TBD practice at Lakeshore Lions Arena

Saturday, March 14, 2009

11:30 a.m. pre-game skate (BankAtlantic Center)
7 p.m. game @ Florida Panthers

Sunday, March 15, 2009
Noon practice at Brandon Ice Sports Forum

Monday, March 16, 2009
11 a.m. practice at St. Pete Times Forum

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
10:30 a.m. pre-game skate (St. Pete Times Forum)
7:30 p.m. game vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

*All times EST and subject to change.


Lightning at a Glance:

Overall Record: 21-32-13
Div. Rank: 5th
Conf. Rank: 14th
Streak: Tampa Bay is 1-1-0 in their previous two road games.
Last 5: 1-3-1
Last 10: 2-6-2


Injury Update:

Mike Smith - IR (Post Concussion Syndrome)

Andrej Meszaros – IR (Upper Body)

Paul Ranger – IR (Upper Body)

Marek Malik – Day-to-Day (Lower Body)



Recent Transactions:

3/10 – Recalled D Richard Petiot from Norfolk (AHL) on an emergency basis

3/7 – Reassigned RW Brandon Segal to Norfolk (AHL)

3/6 – Recalled RW Brandon Segal from Norfolk (AHL)

3/5 – Reassigned RW Brandon Segal to Norfolk (AHL)

3/4 –Acquired D Matt Lashoff and RW Martins Marsums from Boston in exchange for RW Mark Recchi and a second-round choice in 2010; Acquired D Richard Petiot from Toronto in exchange for G Olaf Kolzig, D Jamie Heward, D Andy Rogers and a fourth-round pick in 2009; Acquired D Noah Welch and a third-round draft choice in 2009 from Florida in exchange for D Steve Eminger



Notables:

Tampa Bay’s Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis have the most combined points by teammates in the NHL dating back to the 2002-03 season with 956.

Steven Stamkos has a point in five of the past six games with four goals and seven points.

Vincent Lecavalier is currently on a four-game assist streak, tying the team high for the season; He also has three goals and seven points in those games.

Martin St. Louis has a point in six of the past seven games with four goals and 10 points.
The Lightning have scored three or more goals in three of the pas four games.


This Week’s Games:

3/11 @ the Ottawa Senators (26-29-10)

This is the third of four meetings between the Lightning and Senators this season with each team winning a game at their home building.

Defenseman Lukas Krajicek has two assists and a plus-2 rating in two games against Ottawa this season.

The Lightning have failed to score a power-play goal in nine opportunities against the Senators this season.

Tampa Bay has outshot Ottawa 39-34 in the first two periods combined this season.

Ryan Malone has nine career goals and 16 points in 16 games played against the Senators.

3/12 @ the Toronto Maple Leafs (26-28-13)
3/17 vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs


These are the third and fourth meetings between the Lightning and Maple Leafs this season as they wrap up the season series.

Tampa Bay owns a 2-0-0 record against Toronto this season and have posted a 4-1-1 record in their previous six meetings.

The Lightning have outscored the Leafs 6-2 in the first period.

Vincent Lecavalier has three goals and four points in two games against Toronto this season while Martin St. Louis has a goal and four points.

Ryan Malone has two goals in two games against Toronto this season.

The Lightning power-play has converted on four of nine chances against the Maple Leafs this season (4-9, 44.4%).

3/14 @ the Florida Panthers (34-24-8)

This is the sixth and final meeting between the Lightning and their cross-state rivals this season, with Tampa Bay posting a 2-2-1 record.

The Lightning have posted a 1-1-0 record at the BankAltantic Center this season.

Evgeny Artyukhin has scored three of his five goals this season against the Panthers.

Vincent Lecavalier has three goals and six points in five games against Florida this season.

This game marks the first time Noah Welch will face the Panthers and Steve Eminger will play against the Lightning since the trade deadline.

Panthers defenseman Bryan McCabe has four goals in five games against the Lightning this season.








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