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Lightning at Panthers: Projected lineups, injuries

The Lightning play the Panthers in Sunrise for the first time this season

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning take on the Florida Panthers at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Sunrise. 

MORNING SKATE LINES 

Lines from Monday's morning skate in Sunrise. 

Forwards

Vladislav Namestnikov - Steven Stamkos - Nikita Kucherov

Ondrej Palat - Tyler Johnson - Brayden Point

Alex Killorn - Valtteri Filppula - Ryan Callahan

Brian Boyle - Cedric Paquette - J.T. Brown  

Defense

Victor Hedman   - Anton Stralman

Jason Garrison   - Andrej Sustr

Slater Koekkoek, Braydon Coburn   and Nikita Nesterov   rotating 

Goalie

Ben Bishop expected to start 

TONIGHT'S MATCHUP
The Lightning travel to take on the Panthers at BB&T Center for the first time this season...The Bolts downed the Panthers in their first matchup of the season at AMALIE Arena, 4-3 in a shootout...Steven Stamkos scored the game-tying goal with 5.5 seconds remaining in regulation time and Brayden Point netted the game-deciding goal in the shootout to give the Lightning the win...The Lightning will be looking for their first win at BB&T Center since April 4, 2015 (4-0), after going 0-2 against their division rivals last season on the road...The Bolts own an all-time record of 21-29-6 with four ties against Florida on the road.


TONIGHT'S STORYLINES
Steven Stamkos enters tonight's match-up with points in four straight games (two goals, three assists)...Stamkos is tied for second in the NHL for goals with seven and is also tied for fourth for points with 14...Stamkos has notched 27 goals and 21 assists in 41 career games against the Panthers...Nikita Kucherov comes into tonight's game with 13 points (four goals, nine assists) over his past seven games...Kucherov is currently tied for league lead for points (15) and is also tied for first for assists with 11...Brayden Point scored his first career NHL goal on Saturday night against New Jersey...Tampa Bay has recorded five power-play goals over their past three games and its 13 power-play goals currently rank second in the NHL...The Lightning are converting power plays at a 26.5% success rate, fourth best in the league...The Bolts have scored multiple power-play goals in five of 12 games.


INJURIES
2016-17 Regular Season Man Games Lost: 11
Current injuries
Jonathan Drouin - Upper-body injury (DAY-TO-DAY; INJURED NOV. 1) - 2 Games


TRANSACTIONS
Nov. 6 - Recalled F Cory Conacher from AHL Syracuse
Oct. 31 - Recalled D Slater Koekkoek from AHL Syracuse
Oct. 31 - Reassigned D Matt Taormina to AHL Syracuse

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