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What to Watch For: Lightning vs. Maple Leafs

by Michelle Gingras / Tampa Bay Lightning

The Bolts will look to rebound from Tuesday night's loss in Minnesota as they face the Toronto Maple Leafs for the second time this season. The Bolts sit just three points ahead of Toronto entering tonight's contest. The last time these two teams met, the Leafs snapped the Bolts three-game win streak with a 3-2 victory. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Times Forum and you can follow all of the action on Sun Sports.

Here are five storylines to follow heading into tonight's matchup.

  1. Despite dropping their last contest against Toronto, the Bolts recorded forty two shots on net during the span of that game.
  2. The Bolts blueliners will look to stifle Leafs Nazem Kadri tonight who is not only riding a four-game point streak coming into tonight's matchup but also collected two goals against the Bolts the last time the two teams met.
  3. The Bolts rank 11th (2.80) in the league for goals per game, while the Leafs rank 12th (2.79) in that category.
  4. Valterri Filppula reached the 20-goal plateau for the second time in his career last game. He sits just three goals shy of tying his career high of 23 goals during the 2011-2012 campaign.
  5. Marty St. Louis passed Maurice "Rocket" Richard on Tuesday night on the NHL all-time points list with 966 points and this morning was named to Team Canada's roster for the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi.
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