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Nuts & Bolts: Lightning back home to host Carolina

The Lightning face the Hurricanes on Saturday night in the second half of a back-to-back

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The day after suffering a 4-3 overtime loss to the Capitals in Washington, the Lightning return to Amalie Arena to host the Hurricanes. 

Saturday will be the second meeting of the season between the two teams. The Bolts lost in overtime to the Hurricanes in Raleigh back at the beginning of October. 

Lines from Friday's game. Subject to change. 

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

Defensemen
Victor Hedman - Kevin Shattenkirk
Ryan McDonagh - Mikhail Sergachev
Braydon Coburn - Luke Schenn
Jan Rutta

Goaltenders
Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney

Saturday's Matchup
The Lightning and the Hurricanes are meeting for the second of three times this season (also: Jan. 5 at CAR) and the only time at AMALIE Arena...Tampa Bay suffered a 4-3 overtime loss to Carolina in the first meeting Oct. 6 at CAR, the Lightning failing to register a shot in a period (2nd) for only the fourth time in franchise history and totaling just 13 shots total, tied for the fourth fewest in team history...That OT loss ended a three-game win streak for the Bolts against Carolina...Tampa Bay is on a 13-game point streak against Carolina (11-0-2), tied for its fourth-longest point streak against a single team in team history (longest: 16-game active point streak vs. CHI)...The Lightning are on a nine-game home win streak versus the Hurricanes, their second-longest home win streak against a single team in franchise history (longest: 13-game current home win streak vs. DET)...Tyler Johnson has more career goals (13) and points (21) vs. CAR than he has against any other NHL team; Johnson has goals in two-straight games vs. CAR and three of his last four games (5 goals total)...Victor Hedman is on a three-game assist streak vs. CAR (0-5--5)...Steven Stamkos is on a three-game point streak vs. CAR (2-4--6)...Andrei Vasilevskiy has never lost in his career vs. CAR, going 6-0-0 with 13 goals allowed in six starts.

Saturday's Storylines
The Lightning are playing the second half of a back-to-back set, their fourth of 15 back-to-backs this season...The Bolts are 2-0-1 so far on the back end of a back-to-back...Tampa Bay has gone 11F/7D five-straight games...The Lightning have played the fewest games (23) in the NHL, and their 10 home games are tied for the second fewest in the League (fewest: MIN - 9)...Tampa Bay paces the NHL for goals per game at 3.70 (2nd: BOS - 3.69)...The Bolts' plus-14 first-period goal differential is tied for the best goal differential for any period in the NHL (also: BOS - +14 in 3rd periods).

Injuries
2019-20 Man Games Lost: 21
Current injuries: Braydon Coburn (Lower-body injury)

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
Third Jersey BOLTS Adjustable Hat
Our Black Friday Weekend Sale is on at our International Plaza Store and TampaBaySports.com. Save 50% off Lightning gear, including this Third Jersey BOLTS Hat from New Era.

The Road Ahead
Saturday, November 30 vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Tuesday, December3 at Nashville Predators
Thursday, December 5 vs. Minnesota Wild

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