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Injuries, injuries and more injuries. Last night in New Jersey Josef Melichar (lower body) and Ryan Craig (upper body) joined the list, so Vladimir Mihalik and Zenon Konopka are on their way to Long Island today to face the Islanders.
Speaking of last night, congrats to Steven Stamkos
for tying the team record for goals by a rookie with 21. Now he’s got four games to set a new mark.
After last night’s 5-4 OT loss in New Jersey the Lightning took an hour-long bus ride around Manhattan and arrived in Garden City on Long Island just after 11:30 p.m. No morning skate today, just a short meeting at the hotel.
Mike McKenna will look to frustrate the Islanders once again after earning his first NHL win and shutout against the Isles earlier in the year.