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Lightning at Ducks: Projected lines; injuries

The Bolts finish the second half of their back-to-back with a trip to Anaheim on Tuesday night.

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning continue their road trip on Tuesday with the second half of their back to back against Anaheim at 10 p.m.

PROJECTED LINES

Lines are from Monday's game at Los Angeles, and subject to change.

Forwards

Ondrej Palat  - Vladislav Namestnikov  - Nikita Kucherov

Alex Killorn  - Tyler Johnson  - Erik Condra

Brian Boyle  - Valtteri Filppula  - Jonathan Drouin

Michael Bournival - Cedric Paquette  - Gabriel Dumont

Defensemen

Nikita Nesterov  - Anton Stralman

Jason Garrison  - Andrej Sustr

Braydon Coburn - Luke Witkowski

Goaltender

Ben Bishop  or Andrei Vasilevskiy

TUESDAY'S MATCHUP

The Lightning and the Ducks are playing their first of two meetings this season...Tampa Bay has swept the season series from Anaheim each of the last two seasons and has won four-straight games in the series...Ben Bishop was in net for all four of those victories and gave up just three goals combined, recording a 0.75 GAA and .976 save %...The Lightning haven't lost to Anaheim in regulation since Dec. 9, 2006, a 4-3 defeat in Tampa...The Bolts have gone 7-0-4 against Anaheim in the 11 games since that defeat...Overall, the Lightning are 14-11-4 with one tie all-time against the Ducks...The Bolts have won two in a row in Anaheim and haven't lost in regulation in Anaheim since Dec. 14, 2005 (4-2 defeat), going 3-0-3 since...The Lightning are 6-5-3 with one tie all-time in Anaheim.

LIGHTNING-DUCKS STORYLINES

The Lightning are completing their third set of back-to-back games in a stretch of three-consecutive back-to-back sets over 11 days...The Bolts are playing the second game of a six-game road trip, the road trip tying a season long for days (11) and games (also: Oct. 25-Nov. 1)...Tampa Bay won for just the second time this season against a Pacific Division opponent and the third time vs. a Western Conference foe following its win Monday in Los Angeles...That victory over the Kings also ended a five-game road losing skid for the Bolts.

INJURIES

2016-17 Regular Season Man Games Lost: 132

J.T. Brown - Upper-body injury (DAY-TO-DAY; INJURED JAN. 7) 4 Games

Ryan Callahan - Lower-body injury (INJURED JAN. 7; ANNOUNCED ON JAN. 15 EXPECTED TO MISS APPROXIMATELY 4 WEEKS ) 4 Games

Victor Hedman - Illness (JAN. 16) 1 Game

Brayden Point - Upper-body injury (OUT 4-6 WEEKS; INJURED DEC. 28) 9 Games

Steven Stamkos - Lateral meniscus tear in right knee (OUT APPROXIMATELY 4 MONTHS; INJURED NOV. 15) 28 Games\

TRANSACTIONS

Jan. 15 - Recalled F Joel Vermin from AHL Syracuse

Jan. 14 - Re-assigned F Matthew Peca to AHL Syracuse

Jan. 13 - Recalled F Erik Condra from AHL Syracuse

Jan. 10 - Re-assigned D Slater Koekkoek to AHL Syracuse

Jan. 10 - Re-assigned G Kristers Gudlevskis to AHL Syracuse

Jan. 10 - Recalled F Gabriel Dumont from AHL Syracuse

Jan. 10 - Recalled G Kristers Gudlevskis from AHL Syracuse

Jan. 10 - Re-assigned G Adam Wilcox to AHL Syracuse

Jan. 9 - Re-assigned F Adam Erne to AHL Syracuse

Jan. 9 - Re-assigned F Erik Condra to AHL Syracuse

Jan. 8 - Recalled F Michael Bournival from AHL Syracuse

Jan. 8 - Recalled F Erik Condra from AHL Syracuse

Jan. 6 - Recalled D Luke Witkowski from AHL Syracuse

BACK TO BACK

The Lightning have 16 sets of back-to-back games this season, their most back-to-back sets in a season since 16 were on the schedule in 2010-11 (most all-time back-to-back sets: 19 during 1997-98 and 1993-94 seasons)...Tonight, the Lightning are finishing the third set of a stretch of three back-to-back sets in 11 days.

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