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October: By the Numbers

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

Through October 31, 2013...

•The Bolts are 8-4-0 through the month of October, good for third in the Atlantic Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference.

•With 40 goals so far this season, the Bolts are ranked eighth in the NHL in goals for.

•The Bolts have given up 33 goals so far this season, good for 11th in the league.

•The Bolts have gone 4-0-0 so far this season against Western Conference teams. They are the only Eastern Conference team who is undefeated against Western Conference opponents this season.

•The Bolts 10 points at home this season ties them for eighth in the NHL among most productive teams on home ice.

•The Lightning power play is producing at a 24% rate this season, good for sixth in the NHL. The Bolts are ranked sixth in the NHL in power play production on the road as well.

•The Bolts penalty kill is ranked ninth in the NHL, killing off 83.3% of opponent power play opportunities.

•The Bolts are tied with the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames for most shorthanded goals given up so far this season with three.

•The Bolts longest winning streak so far this season has been three games. They have yet to lose back to back games.

•The Lightning have outscored their opponents by a margin of 10-3 in the first period this season.

•The Bolts are thriving on 4 on 4 situations so far this season, scoring three goals and giving up zero.

•The Lightning have a 6-1-0 recorded so far this season when scoring the first goal of the game.

•The Bolts are the third most penalized team this season with 15.7 penalty minutes per game.

•The Bolts have not lost a game in overtime or a shootout so far, posting a perfect 4-0 record.

•The Lightning is tied for fifth in the NHL in shorthanded goals scored so far this season.

Steven Stamkos is tied for third in the NHL in goals (9) and second in points (18) through October.

Valtteri Filppula is second in the NHL with a 28.6% shooting percentage.

Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat are tied for fifth in the NHL among rookie goal scorers with 3 goals each.

Ben Bishop is currently tied for fourth among NHL goalies with seven wins through October.

•Martin St. Louis is one of six NHL players to record an assist in five or more consecutive games this season.

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