Flyers @ Lightning
Last Game: Loss, 3-1 @ Panthers (Mon. Nov. 25th)
Streak: Lost 1
- The Flyers had their seven game points streak snapped in Monday night's loss to the Panthers.
- Despite the loss, the Flyers are 6-1-1 over their last eight games dating back to November 7th.
- Tonight marks Vinny Lecavalier's return to Tampa, where he holds the franchise record for goals (383) and spent his first 14 seasons.
- Wayne Simmonds is one assist away from 100 in his NHL career.
- The Flyers have scored a power play goal in seven consecutive games going 8-for-26 (30.8%) over that span.
- As a team, the Flyers fired 39 shots at Panthers goaltender Tim Thomas on Monday. They are now averaging 38.2 shots per game over their last five games.
- Jake Voracek has recorded a point in six of the last eight games scoring two goals and dishing out six assists.
Last Game: Win, 5-0 v. Rangers (Mon. Nov. 25th)
Streak: Won 1
- The Lightning ended their four game losing streak in Monday's 5-0 win over the Rangers.
- Tampa has a six game home winning streak and is 9-2-0 overall at Tampa Bay Times Forum this season.
- The Lightning are out-scoring their opponents 27-12 over their home winning streak.
- The Lightning boast the league's third-best penalty kill unit at 86.2%.
- Over their last 19 games, the penalty kill unit has killed 91.9% (57-of-62) penalties. Last season they were a perfect 12-for-12 against the Flyers.
- Alex Killorn is off to a strong start in his second NHL season ranking fourth on the team in points with 15.
- Tampa is without star Steven Stamkos due to a broken right tibia.
3-3-0, 2.54 GAA, .910 SV%
Emery, 31, gets the call for the Flyers tonight in Tampa and is coming off a strong start against the Buffalo Sabres last Thursday night. He stopped 29 of 30 shots fired his way en route to a 4-1 victory. Emery has a 1.01 GAA and a .960 SV% in his last four games. In 11 career games against the Lightning, Emery is 6-3-2 with a 2.42 GAA and a .908 SV% with one shutout.
1-5-0, 3.47 GAA, .872 SV%
Lindback, 25, gets the start for the Lightning tonight after goaltender Ben Bishop injured his hand at the morning skate. Lindback is coming off of a rough start against the San Jose Sharks last Thursday when he allowed five goals on 36 shots. He has not won a game in regulation this season with his only win coming in a shootout on October 27th. He started all three games against the Flyers last season posting a 1.68 GAA and a .937 SV%. In five career starts against the Flyers, Lindback is 2-3-0 with a 2.22 GAA and a .919 SV%.