Lightning and Flyers face off in Eastern Conference action

Fri, Mar 8, 2024
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Lightning and Flyers face off in Eastern Conference action

Philadelphia Flyers (33-23-8, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (33-25-6, fifth in the Atlantic Division)

Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Lightning -175, Flyers +145

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Philadelphia Flyers face off in Eastern Conference play.

Tampa Bay has gone 19-9-4 at home and 33-25-6 overall. The Lightning have a 15-7-2 record when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent.

Philadelphia has a 33-23-8 record overall and a 17-10-5 record on the road. The Flyers rank seventh in NHL play with 260 total penalties (averaging 4.1 per game).

The teams meet Saturday for the third time this season. The Flyers won the last meeting 6-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nikita Kucherov has 38 goals and 68 assists for the Lightning. Brayden Point has seven goals and four assists over the past 10 games.

Joel Farabee has 18 goals and 27 assists for the Flyers. Scott Laughton has two goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 4-5-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 4.9 assists, 4.7 penalties and 16.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game.

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Flyers: 4-4-2, averaging 3.1 goals, five assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.5 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

INJURIES: Lightning: Tanner Jeannot: out (lower body), Mikhail Sergachev: out (lower body).

Flyers: Nick Seeler: out (lower body), Rasmus Ristolainen: out (upper body), Travis Konecny: day to day (upper body), Ryan Ellis: out (lower body), Jamie Drysdale: out (upper body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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