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Nuts & Bolts: Lightning set for a rematch vs. Canes on Monday

The Bolts will try to bounce back from Saturday's 4-0 defeat to Carolina

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL /

The Lightning and Hurricanes are right back at PNC Arena on Monday night for the second game of the series. 

When: Monday, February 22 - 7 p.m. ET
Where: PNC Arena - Raleigh, NC
TV coverage: FOX Sports Sun (check local listings)
Radio coverage: WFLA 970-AM, Lightning Power Play
Where to stream it: FOX Sports GO, NHL.TV

Projected Lineup (subject to change)
Ondrej Palat - Brayden Point - Steven Stamkos
Alex Killorn - Tyler Johnson - Mathieu Joseph
Barclay Goodrow - Yanni Gourde - Blake Coleman
Pat Maroon - Gemel Smith - Alexander Volkov

Victor Hedman - Jan Rutta
Ryan McDonagh - Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev - Luke Schenn

Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney

Monday's Matchup
The Lightning and Hurricanes are playing their third of eight meetings this season...Tampa Bay and Carolina will play three times over the next five days, the Hurricanes traveling to Tampa for a back-to-back set Wednesday and Thursday at AMALIE Arena...The Bolts are looking for their first goal against Carolina this season having been shut out in both prior matchups (1-0 OT L Jan. 28 at CAR and 4-0 L Feb. 20 at CAR)...The Lightning have gone over seven periods and 155:53 of game time since last scoring against the Hurricanes, that coming in a 3-1 win Jan. 5, 2020 in Raleigh, Brayden Point scoring at 5:19 of the second period...Tampa Bay has lost two straight at Carolina but has picked up at least a point in nine of their last 10 contests in Raleigh (5-1-4).

Monday's Storylines
Tampa Bay has gone three-consecutive games without allowing a power-play goal and has given up just two power-play goals over the last nine contests...The Lightning rank fifth in the NHL for penalty kill percentage (86.3%) and fourth for penalty kill percentage on the road (88.9%)...The Bolts will close a two-game road trip tonight and will have played six of their last seven contests on the road following tonight's match...Tampa Bay owns the third best goal differential in the NHL (+18) behind Toronto (+21) and Carolina (+19).

2020-21 Reg. Season Man Games Lost: 33 
Anthony Cirelli (Upper-body injury; Week-to-week) 3 Games 
Nikita Kucherov (Hip surgery Dec. 29; Out) 15 Games 
Mitchell Stephens (Lower-body injury; Out indefinitely) - 11 Games

The Road Ahead
Wednesday, February 24 vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Thursday, February 25 vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Saturday, February 27 vs. Dallas Stars

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