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Tampa Bay Lightning (31-10-3)


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vs. Car 
W 5-4
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L 1-5
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Knights, Lightning get together for battle of top teams

TAMPA, Fla. -- The top two teams in the league come together for a midseason matchup on Thursday night when Vegas visits Tampa Bay.

This is the second meeting this season between Tampa Bay, which has the best record in the league, and Vegas, which surprisingly sits atop the Western Conference standings.

And if the second matchup is anything like the first, the game will be played at a high and entertaining pace.

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Leaders
Points: N. Kucherov60
Plus/Minus: V. Hedman24
Shots on Goal: N. Kucherov153
PIM: V. Hedman32
Win: A. Vasilevskiy27
Shutouts: A. Vasilevskiy6
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 159 (1)
Shots: 1461 (11)
PP%: 24.2% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 397 (17)
Assists: 284 (1)
SH Goals: 6 (7)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Tampa Bay 31 10 3 65
Boston 25 10 8 58
Toronto 25 17 4 54
Detroit 18 19 7 43
Florida 18 19 6 42
Montreal 18 21 6 42
Ottawa 15 18 9 39
Buffalo 11 24 9 31
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 110 (29)
Shots Against: 1383 (23)
PK%: 79.3% (21)
Penalty Minutes: 444 (6)
Shutouts: 6 (2)
Sv%: 0.920 (4)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/12 V. Hedman Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
1/9 D. Girardi Neck (day-to-day)
12/30 P. Budaj Lower-body injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/16 L. Domingue Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
1/13 L. Domingue Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
1/13 J. Brown Waived
12/30 L. Domingue Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
12/8 J. McBain Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
12/4 J. McBain Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
12/3 J. McBain Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
12/3 C. Paquette Suspension Over
12/2 J. McBain Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
12/1 C. Conacher Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
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