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Degrees of separation: Flames vs. Lightning

by Michelle Gingras / Tampa Bay Lightning

Tonight, the Bolts will look to stay undefeated this home stand as they face the Calgary Flames for the second time this season. The last time these two teams met Tampa Bay defeated Calgary 2-1 with Ondrej Palat netting the overtime game winner. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m. at Amalie Arena and you can follow all of the action on Sun Sports and 970 WFLA starting at 7:00 p.m.

Here are tonight's connections between the Bolts and the Flames:

Current Lightning Executive Director of community hockey development, Jay Feaster, served as the General Manager for both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Calgary Flames.

The Flames have only lost in regulation in one of their past six visits to Tampa Bay

Current Bolt Anton Stralman played four preseason games for the Flames in 2009-10 before Calgary traded him to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Bolts defenseman Matt Carle skated alongside Flames winger Devin Setoguchi as members of the San Jose Sharks in 2007-08.

Flames center Joe Colborne played for Lightning assistant coach George Gowzdecky at the University of Denver between 2008-10.

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