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Lightning at Senators: Projected lines; injuries

The Bolts look to stay hot in the second half of their back-to-back at Ottawa

by Bryan Burns /

The Lightning head north of the border to complete the second leg of a road back-to-back on Tuesday night against the Senators at 7.


Lines are from Monday's game against the New York Rangers, and subject to change.


Ondrej Palat - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov

Alex Killorn - Jonathan Drouin - Yanni Gourde

Adam Erne - Byron Froese - Vladislav Namestnikov

J.T. Brown - Gabriel Dumont - Luke Witkowski


Victor Hedman - Jake Dotchin

Jason Garrison - Anton Stralman

Braydon Coburn - Andrej Sustr


Andrei Vasilevskiy or Peter Budaj


The Lightning and the Senators are playing the final game of their four-game regular season series...The Bolts were 4-1 winners in their last visit to Ottawa on Oct. 22, Vladislav Namestnikov and former Bolt Valtteri Filppula each recording a goal and an assist in the victory...Tampa Bay and Ottawa split a pair of games this season at AMALIE Arena; the Lightning dropped a 5-2 decision to the Senators on Feb. 2 before earning a 5-1 win on Feb. 27, a game in which Nikita Kucherov netted the second hat trick of his career (and first natural hat trick) after scoring three-power play goals in the second period...Tampa Bay has earned at least a point in five of its last six visits to Ottawa, going 4-1-1...The Lightning are 12-25-5 all-time in Ottawa...Since the start of the 2012-13 season, the Bolts are 12-4-3 against Ottawa, recording a point in 15 of their last 19 meetings...All-time, the Lightning are 37-46-8 with two ties overall versus Ottawa.


The Lightning have picked up points in seven of their last eight games (6-1-1 over that stretch) and 14 of their last 16 games (11-2-3 over that stretch)...Since Feb. 4, Tampa Bay owns the third-best points percentage in the NHL (.781) behind only Calgary (.833) and Chicago (.800)...Since Feb. 4, the Bolts own the league's best GAA (1.88)...The Lightning scored their league-leading 53rd power-play goal on Monday (second: PIT - 51), and, with 14 games remaining in the regular season, the Bolts already have more power play goals this season than any other season since 2010-11 (69)...The Lightning own the league's fourth-best power play at 22.6%...The Bolts haven't yielded a power-play goal in four-straight games.


2016-17 Regular Season Man Games Lost: 205

Ryan Callahan - Follow up surgical procedure on right hip (OUT INDEFINITELY; INJURED JAN. 7) 27 Games

Tyler Johnson - Lower-body injury (DAY-TO-DAY; INJURED MARCH 9) 2 Games

Cedric Paquette - Lower-body injury (DAY-TO-DAY; INJURED MARCH 9) 2 Games

Steven Stamkos - Lateral meniscus tear in right knee (OUT APPROXIMATELY 4 MONTHS; INJURED NOV. 15) 51 Games


March 13 - Recalled F Byron Froese from AHL Syracuse

March 13 - Re-assigned F Matthew Peca to AHL Syracuse

March 11 - Recalled F Matthew Peca from AHL Syracuse

March 6 - Recalled F Yanni Gourde from AHL Syracuse March 1 - Acquired a 4th round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from Pittsburgh in exchange for D Mark Streit

March 1 - Acquired D Mark Streit from Philadelphia in exchange for F Valtteri Filppula, a 4th round pick and a 7th round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft


The Lightning are completing their 13th of 16 back-to-back sets in 2016-17 tonight...The Bolts have gone 3-0-0 in the second half of their last three back-to-backs. 


Bolts goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is 5-0-1 over his last six starts since taking over as the team's No. 1 goaltender following a trade that sent Ben Bishop to Los Angeles on Feb. 26...Vasilevskiy has recorded 30-plus saves in five of his last six starts...Since Feb. 27, Vasilevskiy is tied for second in the league lead for wins (5) and owns the fourth-best save % (.956) and GAA (1.46) among goalies with four or more starts...Vasilevskiy has allowed two or fewer goals in nine of his last 13 starts, and, since Jan. 13, ranks second in the NHL for save % (.937) and third for GAA (1.99) among goalies with 10 or more starts. 

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