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Nuts & Bolts: Lightning host Flyers on Saturday evening

Bolts can push winning streak to double digits with a victory over Philadelphia

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

The Bolts host the Flyers on Saturday in the finale of a two-game homestand.

Following the game, the Lightning will hit the road for another Western Conference road trip that beings on Monday night in Colorado against the Avalance. 

Lines from Friday's practice. Subject to change.

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

Defensemen
Victor Hedman - Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev - Kevin Shattenkirk
Braydon Coburn - Luke Schenn

Goaltenders
Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney

Saturday's Matchup
The Lightning and the Flyers are playing their second of three meetings this season and the first of two at AMALIE Arena (also: March 12 vs. PHI)...Tampa Bay earned a 1-0 victory over the Flyers in the first meeting Jan. 11 in Philadelphia to cap the Bolts' franchise record-tying 10-game win streak...From that win, Pat Maroon netted the only goal of the game unassisted at 7:27 of the second, and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 23 shots he faced for his second-consecutive shutout and 20th of his career...Tampa Bay has won six in a row over Philadelphia, four of the six decided by one goal...The Lightning have won two straight at AMALIE Arena versus the Flyers and are 10-2-1 in the last 13 home meetings with the Flyers...Pat Maroon has scored the game-winning goal in two-straight meetings vs. PHI...Steven Stamkos has points in six of his last seven games vs. PHI (5-9--14)...Andrei Vasilevskiy has won four-straight starts vs. PHI and made his NHL debut Dec. 16, 2014 in Philadelphia, making 23-of-24 saves to earn the win.

Saturday's Storylines
Tampa Bay can set a franchise record for most consecutive home victories with a win today over the Flyers...The Lightning have won 10 in a row at AMALIE Arena, matching their previous longest home win streak in franchise history Dec. 11, 2014-Jan. 31, 2015...The Bolts' 10-game home win streak is the longest in the NHL this season...The Lightning are on a 12-game home point streak (11-0-1), their second-longest home point streak in franchise history and one result from matching the longest home point streak of 13 games from Jan. 3-March 12, 2004 (11-0-1-1)...Tampa Bay has won nine in a row overall and can match its franchise record for a win streak of 10-straight victories set initially last season Feb. 9-27, 2019 and again this season Dec. 23, 2019-Jan. 11, 2020...The Lightning's ninegame win streak is the longest active win streak in the NHL and the third-longest win streak overall in the NHL this season...Tampa Bay has collected points in 11-straight games (10-0-1) and is 21-2-1 over its last 24 games.

Injuries
2019-20 Man Games Lost: 68
Current injuries:
Anthony Cirelli (Lower-Body Injury; Day-to-Day) 1 Game
Nikita Kucherov (Lower-Body Injury; Day-to-Day) 1 Game
Ryan McDonagh (Lower-Body Injury; Week-to-Week) 4 Games
Jan Rutta (Lower-Body Injury; Week-to-Week) 5 Games
Steven Stamkos (Lower-Body Injury; Day-to-Day) 3 Games

Pick Up a Speciality Lightning License Plate
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Florida Licensing On Wheels (FLOW) Mobile will be on the plaza prior to the Lightning's game against the Flyers on Saturday, February 15. The FLOW Mobile provides a convenient method to purchase a specialty license plate. A portion of the fee charged for the Lightning BOLT team specialty plates benefits associated charities and the Florida Sports Foundation. The Florida Sports Foundation helps Florida communities secure, host and retain sporting events and many youth sports tourism activities throughout the State. 

Visit the FLOW Mobile, get your favorite team tag and show your support to help Florida's youth grow through participation in organized sporting events in the Sunshine State.

For more information and a list of frequently asked questions, click here

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
New Era Adjustable Youth Hat
Celebrate today's kid-friendly start time and outfit your child with this adjustable youth hat for only $11.49… Available in store and online at TampaBaySports.com while supplies last.

*Cannot be combined with any other offer, including STM discount.

The Road Ahead
Monday, February 17 at Colorado Avalanche
Thursday, February 20 at Vegas Golden Knights
Saturday, February 22 at Arizona Coyotes

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