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Lightning at Kings: Projected lines; injuries

Tampa Bay opens its six-game road trip with a Monday matinee at Los Angeles.

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning embark on a six-game road trip, making their first stop against the Los Angeles Kings in the first half of a back-to-back on Monday at 4 p.m.

PROJECTED LINES

Lines are from Friday's game against Columbus, and subject to change.

Forwards

Ondrej Palat - Vladislav Namestnikov - Nikita Kucherov

Brian Boyle - Valtteri Filppula - Jonathan Drouin

Alex Killorn - Tyler Johnson - Joel Vermin or Erik Condra

Gabriel Dumont - Michael Bournival - Cedric Paquette

Defensemen

Victor Hedman - Andrej Sustr

Nikita Nesterov - Anton Stralman

Jason Garrison - Luke Witkowski

Goaltender

Ben Bishop or Andrei Vasilevskiy

MONDAY'S MATCHUP

The Lightning and the Kings are playing their first of two meetings this season...Tampa Bay has lost in its last four visits to Los Angeles, losing by a combined 12-5...The Lightning last defeated the Kings in L.A. on Jan. 12, 2009, winning 3-1...The Bolts won in L.A. in their first five visits in franchise history and were 8-1-1 in their first ten visits...Overall, the Lightning are 10-5-0 with two ties all-time in L.A...Last season, the Lightning and Kings split their season series, each team winning on home ice. Tampa Bay won 2-1 in a shootout on Nov. 25, 2015, Valtteri Filppula netting the deciding goal in the shootout...Los Angeles scored a 3-1 victory at the Staples Center in the rematch on Dec. 6...The Lightning have lost four of their last five overall to the Kings and are 2-6-1 in their last nine games vs. Los Angeles...The Bolts are 18-11-2 with two ties all-time overall vs. Los Angeles.

LIGHTNING-KINGS STORYLINES

The Lightning are starting their third set of back-to-back games in a stretch of three-consecutive back-to-back sets over 11 days...The Bolts are also beginning a six-game road trip tonight, the road trip tying a season long for days (11) and games (also: Oct. 25 - Nov. 1)...

INJURIES

2016-17 Regular Season Man Games Lost: 127

J.T. Brown - Upper-body injury (DAY-TO-DAY; INJURED JAN. 7) 3 Games

Ryan Callahan - Lower-body injury (OUT APPROXIMATELY 4 WEEKS; INJURED Jan. 7 ) 3 Games

Brayden Point - Upper-body injury (OUT 4-6 WEEKS; INJURED DEC. 28) 8 Games

Steven Stamkos - Lateral meniscus tear in right knee (OUT APPROXIMATELY 4 MONTHS; INJURED NOV. 15) 27 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 starting the third set of a stretch of three back-to-back sets in 11 days.

HOW YOU DROUIN

Tampa Bay forward Jonathan Drouin scored his 13th goal of the season Jan. 13 vs. CBJ and is tied for second on the Lightning for goals with Alex Killorn...Drouin is currently on a four-game point streak (2 goals, 3 assists), tied for his longest of the season...If Drouin registers a point in today's game, he will set a career high for longest point streak...Drouin has points in seven of his last eight games (3 goals, 5 assists) and ranks third on the Bolts for scoring (13-15--28)...Since Dec. 1, Drouin has recorded 10-11--21 in 19 games and is averaging 1.11 points per game, ranking fifth in the NHL for points per game over that span.

MILESTONES

  • Anton Stralman is two points away from his 200th career point
  • Jonathan Drouin is one assist away from his 50th career assist
  • Erik Condra can reach 100 career points with two more points
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