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Game Day: Jets vs. Lightning

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ABOUT THE LIGHTNING

  • The Lightning roll into town winless in three games (0-2-1) and sporting a 6-14-1 road record, one of the worst in the NHL.
  • Goaltender Ben Bishop had started six straight games for the Lightning since being acquired from Ottawa at the trade deadline before Mathieu Garon was in net for Sunday's 3-1 loss to Buffalo. On Monday, Bishop was signed to a two-year $4.6 million contract extension.
  • Steven Stamkos has scored more goals than any NHLer since the start of the 2009-10 season (182). Over that span, the Lightning are 88-41-13 when he scores. Stamkos has been battling a shoulder injury and has just one goal in his last eight games.
  • Nate Thompson, who took a Mike Green shot to the head that shattered his visor last week, didn't play against the Sabres and was to be re-evaluated prior to tonight's game against the Jets.
  • The Lightning have the second-most potent attack in the NHL, averaging 3.14 goals per game. Only Pittsburgh, at 3.29, has scored more. On the flip side, Tampa's 3.07 goals against ranks 27th.
  • Veteran Martin St. Louis has moved into the top 100 on the NHL's all-time career points list with 904, good for 97th place. Just ahead of him on the list are Scott Stevens (908) and Gary Roberts (910).

 

WINNIPEG JETS

31 Ondrej Pavelec

35 Al Montoya

 

3 Jacob Trouba

4 Paul Postma

5 Mark Stuart

6 Ron Hainsey

7 Derek Meech

8 Alex Burmistrov

9 Evander Kane

12 Olli Jokinen

13 Kyle Wellwood

14 Anthony Peluso

15 Mike Santorelli

16 Andrew Ladd

17 James Wright

18 Bryan Little

20 Antti Miettinen

21 Aaron Gagnon

22 Chris Thorburn

23 Arturs Kulda

24 Grant Clitsome

26 Blake Wheeler

27 Eric Tangradi

33 Dustin Byfuglien

44 Zach Bogosian

 

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

30 Ben Bishop

32 Mathieu Garon

 

2 Eric Brewer

3 Keith Aulie

4 Vincent Lecavalier

6 Sami Salo

8 Mark Barberio

11 Tom Pyatt

12 Ryan Malone

16 Teddy Purcell

17 Alex Killorn

19 B.J. Crombeen

25 Matthew Carle

26 Martin St. Louis

42 Dana Tyrell

44 Nate Thompson

67 Benoit Pouliot

71 Richard Panik

75 Radko Gudas

76 Pierre-Cedric Labrie

77 Victor Hedman

91 Steven Stamkos

(Lineups subject to change)

 

-- Ed Tait

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 16, 2013 D2

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