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Nuts & Bolts: Lightning take aim at the division leaders

The Bolts are currently second in the Atlantic Division, seven points behind the Bruins

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL /

The Lightning go for their second-consecutive win when they host the Bruins on Tuesday night. 

Projected Lineup

Ondrej Palat - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov
Blake Coleman - Anthony Cirelli - Alex Killorn
Barclay Goodrow - Tyler Johnson - Yanni Gourde
Pat Maroon - Mitchell Stephens - Cedric Paquette

Victor Hedman - Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev - Kevin Shattenkirk
Braydon Coburn - Zach Bogosian

Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney

Monday's Matchup
The Lightning and the Bruins are playing their third of four meetings this season and the second of two at AMALIE Arena...Tampa Bay and Boston will play twice in a five-day span (also: TBL @ BOS March 7)...The Lightning have won both previous matchups with the Bruins this season...Tampa Bay earned a 3-2 victory in the last meeting Dec. 12 at AMALIE Arena, Steven Stamkos scoring a pair of goals, including the game-winner at 15:13 of the third...The Lightning also won 4-3 in a shootout Oct. 17 in Boston, Brayden Point recording a goal and an assist, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopping 34-of-37 shots -- and four more in the shootout -- and Steven Stamkos netting the only goal in the shootout in the fourth round to win it...The Lightning have won three in a row and six of their last seven in the regular season over the Bruins...The Bolts are on a four game regular season home win streak against Boston...Luke Schenn has more career assists (13) and points (16) vs. BOS than he does against any NHL team...Blake Coleman has scored a goal in twostraight games vs. BOS...Victor Hedman is on a three-game point streak vs. BOS (1-3--4)...Brayden Point has points in twoconsecutive games vs. BOS (2-1--3)...Andrei Vasilevskiy has won four-straight regular season starts vs. BOS.

Monday's Storylines
The Lightning have won 14 of their last 15 games against Atlantic Division opponents, the Bolts' 14-game win streak against the Atlantic -- a franchise record for longest win streak against one division over one season or multiple seasons -- stopped in their last Atlantic contest Feb. 25 vs. TOR...Tampa Bay and Boston are tied for the NHL lead for wins (41)...The Lightning lead the NHL for home goals per game (3.94), rank second for points percentage (.669) and goals per game (3.51) and rank third for points (87), regulation wins (33) and goal differential (+47)...The Bolts are playing the fourth game of a season-long five-game homestand.

2019-20 Man Games Lost: 89
Current injuries:
Ryan McDonagh (Lower-Body Injury; Week-to-Week) 11 Games
Jan Rutta (Lower-Body Injury; Week-to-Week) 12 Games
Steven Stamkos (Surgery to repair core muscle injury March 2; Out 6-to-8 Weeks) 2 Games

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

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St. Patrick's Day Collection
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The Road Ahead
Thursday, March 5 vs. Montreal Canadiens
Saturday, March 7 at Boston Bruins
Sunday, March 8 at Detroit Red Wings

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