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Nuts & Bolts: Lightning aim to keep momentum going vs. Jets

Bolts are riding a season-long three-game winning streak

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning go for their fourth consecutive victory when the host the Jets at Amalie Arena on Saturday evening. 

Lines from Friday's practice. Subject to change.

Forwards
Ondrej Palat - Steven Stamkos - Carter Verhaeghe
Tyler Johnson - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn - Anthony Cirelli - Mathieu Joseph
Pat Maroon - Cedric Paquette - Yanni Gourde

Defensemen
Victor Hedman - Kevin Shattenkirk
Ryan McDonagh - Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev - Luke Schenn

Goaltenders
Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney

Saturday's Matchup
The Lightning and the Jets are playing their first of two meetings this season (also: Jan. 17 at WPG) and the only meeting at AMALIE Arena...The Bolts went 1-0-1 against Winnipeg last season, dropping a 5-4 decision in overtime in Winnipeg Dec. 18 before downing the Jets 5-2 March 5 at AMALIE Arena...Tampa Bay has won two straight and three of its last four at home versus Winnipeg...The Lightning have scored four or more goals in each of their last four home matchups against the Jets...Brayden Point has recorded at least one point in all five career meetings with WPG (3-5--8)...Ondrej Palat is on a five-game point streak vs. WPG (2-5--7)...Mathieu Joseph tallied two assists in his only career meeting vs. WPG March 5, 2019...Steven Stamkos has recorded multiple points in twoconsecutive games vs. WPG (2-2--4)...Nikita Kucherov has points in two-straight games vs. WPG (1-2--3).

Saturday's Storylines
Tampa Bay has won three in a row entering today's game for its longest win streak of the season to date and longest win streak since claiming seven straight March 9-21, 2019...The Lightning's three-game win streak is the second-longest active win streak in the NHL (longest: SJS 5-game win streak)...Tampa Bay is on a four-game home point streak (3-0-1)...The Bolts are looking for their first victory this season versus a Western Conference team (0-1-1 currently)...Tampa Bay owns the top overall power play (32%) and top home power play (41.7%) in the NHL.

Injuries
2019-20 Man Games Lost: 17
Current injuries: None

Metropolitan Ministries Teen Toy Drive
Along with Metropolitan Ministries staff and volunteers, Lightning players' wives and girlfriends will be accepting donations of teen toy items on Ford Thunder Alley starting at 1:30 p.m. The Lightning invite fans to bring one or more items and be entered to win a chance to attend a morning skate for a future Bolts home game.

Guest Chef at Firestick Grill
Kennedy Space Center Executive Chef Gidget Wickham will be making BLT Scallops with arugula, roma tomatoes and a bacon jam at Firestick Grill tomorrow. 

Click here for reservations. 

Parking Info
For the 2019-20 season, pre-purchased Tampa Bay Lightning parking passes will be handled by our preferred parking vendor, Park Whiz. The decision to move to Park Whiz was made to provide our STMs with a higher level of service and accessibility when it comes to parking.

Additional information on your options for the upcoming season can be found below. Please note that season pass options are very limited and may sell out quickly.

Construction on the Water Street neighborhood, adjacent to AMALIE Arena, will continue to accelerate into 2020. Please allow a little extra time to navigate your way through downtown for each home game. We strongly encourage all fans to secure pre-paid parking in advance of their games.

Having trouble creating your account or purchasing your pass? Please call or text ParkWhiz Customer Support at 888-472-7594 or via email at help@parkwhiz.com.

Visit TampaBayLightning.com/parking for more information. 

Tampa Bay Sports Item of the Game
Lightning Cruiser Bike
In partnership with OnBikes, every Lightning Cruiser Bike purchased will donate a new bicycle to an at-risk or foster child in our community this holiday season. Limited edition to only 50 bikes, so order yours now

The Road Ahead
Tuesday, November 19 at St. Louis Blues
Thursday, November 21 at Chicago Blackhawks
Saturday, November 23 vs. Anaheim Ducks

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