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What to Watch For: Lightning vs. Flyers

by Michelle Gingras / Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning enter the first half of back-to-backs tonight as they face the Philadelphia Flyers for the third and final time this season. The last time these two teams faced off, Tampa Bay defeated Philly 6-3 with five different Bolts players scoring goals. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m. and you can follow all of the action on Sun Sports.

Here are six storylines to follow heading into tonight's matchup:

  1. Anders Lindback is 2-0 versus the Flyers this season. The goalie has started each of the past five games versus Philadelphia.
  2. A victory tonight for the Bolts would result in the first season series sweep of Philadelphia since the 2005-2006 season.
  3. Teddy Purcell is slated to skate in his 400th career game tonight.
  4. The Bolts have picked up points in 13 of their past 16 games.
  5. The power play unit has continued to find success with at least a goal on the man advantage in eight of its past 12 games.
  6. Ondrej Palat and Valtteri Filppula are currently tied for the most points on the team with 57.
The Other Side
  • The Flyers will look to end a five-game losing streak versus Tampa at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
  • Vinny Lecavalier scored his 20th goal of the season on Tuesday night, he enters tonight's contest having netted five goals in his past seven games.
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