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Nuts & Bolts: The homestand continues against the Flames

Lightning will try to snap a four-game losing streak on Saturday against Calgary

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

The Bolts go for their first win of the homestand on Saturday evening when they host the Flames. 

Lines from Friday's practice. Subject to change.

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

Defensemen
Mikhail Sergachev - Kevin Shattenkirk
Luke Schenn - Erik Cernak
Braydon Coburn - Zach Bogosian

Goaltenders
Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney

Saturday's Matchup
The Lightning and the Flames are playing their first of two meetings this season and the only meeting at AMALIE Arena...Tampa Bay swept the two-game regular season series against Calgary last season and has won three in a row over the Flames...The Lightning doubled up the Flames 6-3 in their last meeting Feb. 12, 2019 at AMALIE Arena in a game the Bolts never trailed, Nikita Kucherov (goal, 3 assists) recording a four-point night and Brayden Point supplying a goal and two assists...Tampa Bay also earned a 5-4 shootout win in Calgary last season on Dec. 20, 2018 to extend its point streak to 11 games, J.T. Miller netting the game-deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout...Nikita Kucherov led the Lightning for scoring against Calgary last season (1-5--6), and Steven Stamkos scored the most goals for the Bolts (2) versus the Flames...Steven Stamkos has scored a goal in three-straight games vs. CGY...Brayden Point is on a five-game point streak vs. CGY (2-5--7)...Yanni Gourde has points in three-straight games vs. CGY (1-4-5)...Anthony Cirelli has registered a point in each of his two career meetings vs. CGY (1-1--2).

Saturday's Storylines
Tampa Bay's four-game losing skid is its longest in the regular season since dropping four in a row Jan. 3-8, 2017...The Lightning haven't lost five in a row since going 0-3-2 from March 2-10, 2014...Tampa Bay is 12-2-1 over its last 15 home games...The Lightning lead the NHL for wins (40, T-1st w/ BOS), rank second for points percentage (.664) and goals per game (3.50) and third for points (85) and goal differential (+46).

Injuries
2019-20 Man Games Lost: 86
Current injuries:
Pat Maroon (Lower-Body Injury; Day-to-Day) 1 Game
Ryan McDonagh (Lower-Body Injury; Week-to-Week) 10 Games
Jan Rutta (Lower-Body Injury; Week-to-Week) 11 Games
Steven Stamkos (Out) 1 Game

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
McDonagh Designed Hat & Tee
Player designed '47 hats and t-shirts are now available exclusively at Tampa Bay Sports. $10 of every Ryan McDonagh hat and t-shirt sold, featuring his Mac-Truck design, will benefit Shrines Hospitals for Children. Check out the entire limited edition collection, while supplies last, at TampaBaySports.com.

The Road Ahead
Tuesday, March 3 vs. Boston Bruins
Thursday, March 5 vs. Montreal Canadiens
Saturday, March 7 at Boston Bruins

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