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Lightning vs.Flyers: Projected lines; injuries

Tampa Bay hosts the Philadelphia Flyers for the only time this season at Amalie Arena on Wednesday

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning return home from a five-game road trip for two games sandwiched around Thanksgiving. The homestand starts when the Bolts take on the Flyers on Wednesday night. 

PROJECTED LINES

Lines are from the team's morning skate on Wednesday morning. 

Forward

Alex Killorn - Vladislav Namestnikov - Nikita Kucherov

Brayden Point - Tyler Johnson - Ryan Callahan

Ondrej Palat - Valtteri Filppula - Jonathan Drouin

Erik Condra - Cedric Paquette - J.T. Brown

Defensemen

Victor Hedman - Andrej Sustr

Nikita Nesterov - Braydon Coburn

Jason Garrison - Slater Koekkoek

Luke Witkowski - Anton Stralman

Goalie

Andrei Vasilevskiy

WEDNESDAY'S MATCHUP
The Lightning are playing their second of three meetings against Philadelphia and their only meeting at AMALIE Arena tonight...Tampa Bay shut out Philadelphia 3-0 four days ago behind a 32-save effort by Andrei Vasilevskiy...That victory was the Lightning's seaso nbest fourth in a row...The Bolts blocked a season-high 21 shots in the victory...Tampa Bay is 7-1-1 at home versus the Flyers since the start of the 2010-11 season...Tampa Bay is 13-4-1 since the start of the 2010-11 season overall against the Flyers...The Lightning are 21-21-2 with one tie all-time at home versus Philadelphia...The Bolts are 37-41-3 with eight ties overall against the Flyers.

LIGHTNING - FLYERS STORYLINES 
Two of the best power-play teams meet tonight with the Lightning ranking second (25.3%) in the NHL on the man-advantage and Philadelphia ranking third (25%)...Tampa Bay has scored a league-best 19 power-play goals this season...The Bolts boast two players in the top five for scoring in the NHL with Nikita Kucherov (9-14--23) ranked tied for second and the injured Steven Stamkos (9-11-20) ranked tied for fifth...The Lightning rank sixth in the NHL for goals per game at 3.05...Since the start of the 2013-14 season, the Lightning are tied for second with Chicago in the NHL for most combined regular season goals (776) behind only Dallas (806).

INJURIES
2016-17 Regular Season Man Games Lost: 26
Current injuries
Steven Stamkos - Lateral meniscus tear in right knee (OUT APPROXIMATELY 4 MONTHS; INJURED NOV. 15) 3 Games
Anton Stralman - Upper-body injury (DAY-TO-DAY; INJURED NOV. 12) 5 Games

TRANSACTIONS
Nov. 22 - Re-assigned F Erik Condra to AHL Syracuse
Nov. 21 - Recalled F Erik Condra from AHL Syracuse
Nov. 14 - Recalled D Luke Witkowski from AHL Syracuse
Nov. 8 - Re-assigned F Cory Conacher to AHL Syracuse

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