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Lightning at Flyers: Projected lines; injuries

Tampa Bay hits the road for a two-game swing through Pennsylvania, making its first stop in Philadelphia on Saturday.

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning travel to the Keystone State to play a road back-to-back set over the weekend, starting with a Saturday matinee at Philadelphia.

PROJECTED LINES

Lines are from Thursday's game against Nashville, and subject to change.

Forwards

Ondrej Palat - Tyler Johnson - Nikita Kucherov

Vladislav Namestnikov - Valtteri Filppula - Jonathan Drouin

Adam Erne - Matthew Peca - Alex Killorn

J.T. Brown - Cedric Paquette - Ryan Callahan

Defensemen

Victor Hedman - Anton Stralman

Slater Koekkoek - Jason Garrison

Nikita Nesterov - Braydon Coburn

Goalie

Andrei Vasilevskiy or Adam Wilcox

SATURDAY'S MATCHUP

The Lightning and the Flyers complete their three-game regular season series today and are playing their second of two meetings at the Wells Fargo Center...Tampa Bay has won both prior meetings with Philadelphia this season and can complete its first three-game sweep of the Flyers since the 2013-14 season with a victory today...The Lightning shut out the Flyers 3-0 in their last visit to Philly on Nov. 19, Andrei Vasilevskiy making all 32 saves to record his second-consecutive shutout...Four days later, the Bolts doubled up the Flyers at AMALIE Arena, notching a 4-2 after rallying from a 2-1 deficit in the third period with three-consecutive goals...The Lightning have won six of their last nine games in Philly, going 6-3-0 over that stretch, and are 16-20-1 with seven ties all-time in Philly...The Bolts are 37-41-3 with eight ties all-time overall versus the Flyers.

LIGHTNING-FLYERS STORYLINES

The Lightning begin a stretch where eight of their next 10 games are on the road...The Bolts are hoping to avoid their first three-game losing skid since dropping four straight Nov. 25 to Dec. 1...Tampa Bay has allowed six goals in back-to-back games for the first time since April 11-13, 2013.

INJURIES

2016-17 Regular Season Man Games Lost: 107

Ben Bishop - Lower-body injury (OUT 3-4 WEEKS; INJURED DEC. 20) 7 Games

Brian Boyle - Lower-body injury (DAY-TO-DAY; INJURED DEC. 31) 2 Games

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

Steven Stamkos - Lateral meniscus tear in right knee (OUT APPROXIMATELY 4 MONTHS; INJURED NOV. 15) 23 Games

TRANSACTIONS

Jan. 6 - Recalled D Luke Witkowski from AHL Syracuse

Jan. 4 - Recalled G Adam Wilcox from AHL Syracuse

Jan. 4 - Re-assigned F Michael Bournival to AHL Syracuse

Jan. 4 - Re-assigned G Kristers Gudlevskis to AHL Syracuse

Jan. 4 - Re-assigned F Yanni Gourde to AHL Syracuse

Jan. 1 - Recalled F Adam Erne 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)...The Lightning are currently playing the first set of a stretch of three back-to-back sets in 11 days. 

POWER UP

The Lightning scored a power-play goal Jan. 5 vs. NSH, their third-consecutive game with at least one power-play goal...The Bolts have scored at least a power-play goal in 10 of their last 12 games and have 13 power-play goals total over that stretch...Tampa Bay has scored multiple power-play goals in a game 10 times this season, more than any other team in the NHL according to the Elias Sports Bureau...The Lightning power play ranks second in the NHL at 23.8%...The Bolts have scored more power-play goals (35) than any other team in the league (second: Philadelphia with 31).

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