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What To Watch For: Lightning vs. Maple Leafs

by Michelle Gingras / Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning enter the second half of its six-game homestand tonight as it takes on the Toronto Maple Leafs for the fourth and final time this season. The last time these two teams met, the Bolts defeated Toronto at the Air Canada Centre.

Puck drops at the Tampa Bay Times Forum at 7:30 p.m. and you can follow all of the action on Sun Sports.

  • The last time the Bolts faced Toronto Steven Stamkos netted his seventh career hat trick. The Captain has netted 13 goals and collected 12 assists in 20 career games against Toronto.
  • Ondrej Palat enters tonight's game on a three-game point streak (one goal, three assists).
  • The Lightning's penalty kill unit has been perfect versus Toronto this season, killing off all seven penalties they've faced.
  • Overall, the Bolts have picked up points in 12 of their past 15 games.
  • The Lightning rank tied second in the NHL for shorthanded goals.
  • Phil Kessel leads all Toronto players in career goals (10) and points (24) in 29 games versus Tampa Bay.
  • Carl Gunnarsson has registered more career assists (10) and points (11) against Tampa Bay than against any other NHL club.
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