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Lightning Face Thrashers In Atlanta Tonight

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

Lonnie Herman - TBL.com correspondent

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Lightning Face Thrashers In Atlanta Tonight
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Atlanta Thrashers

Contest Marks Final Game Of The Tampa Bay Pre-Season

After a road odyssey totaling over 6800 miles, the Lightning play their final pre-season game tonight against the Atlanta Thrashers at the Phillips Arena.

Game Info

  • 5:00pm EDT
  • @ Atlanta

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Tampa Bay, 3-1-2 after six pre-season contests, will look to take the second consecutive pre-season win from Atlanta, having defeated the Thrashers, 2-1, on September 18th at the St. Pete Times Forum. In that game, Martin St. Louis converted a pass from Vincent Lecavalier for the winning goal at 4:43 of overtime. Ryan Malone also scored in that game. Atlanta defenseman Paul Postma had the only goal for Atlanta.

The Thrashers will also be putting the wraps on their pre-season schedule tonight. They are currently 2-2-1 after five games.

In the off-season, Atlanta upgraded their defense with the off-season addition of former Lightning player Pavel Kubina and the recent acquisition of Steve McCarthy from Anaheim Also trying to make the team are forward Maxim Afinogenov and veteran goaltender Manny Legace.

Tampa Bay, which scrimmaged against their AHL affiliate Norfolk Admirals on Friday, will open their NHL season October 3rd against these same Thrashers in Atlanta.

2009-2010 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Sep 27 '09 TBL 5 at ATL 1
Sep 18 '09 ATL 1 at TBL 2 - OT
M. St. Louis82305080+41473
V. Lecavalier77293867-954106
S. Stamkos79232346-133991
R. Malone70261945+49873
V. Prospal82192645-205272
L. Krajicek7121719-84800
J. Halpern527916-133211
E. Artyukhin7361016+115110
C. Murphy3251116-41440
A. Meszaros5221416-43611
M. Pettinger598715-142421
P. Ranger4221113-55600
A. Hall745510-92910
P. Szczechura31459-11210
J. Melichar39099+03700
M. Lashoff28088-62000
G. Roberts30437-112721
R. Vrbata18336-1810
S. Downie29336-26501
R. Craig54246-76000
M. Karsums24156-8600
M. Malik42055-33600
M. Smaby43044-115000
J. Niskala6123+0610
R. Petiot11033+52100
V. Mihalik11033-3600
N. Welch40112-92500
D. Koci37112+114100
M. Lundin25022-4400
J. Heward13022-1400
Z. Konopka7011-12900
K. Quick6011+0000
T. Wishart5011+0000
B. Bochenski7011-3200
R. Smolenak6011+11000
G. Kinrade1000-1000
J. Ward1000+0200
B. Segal2000+0000
M. Smith4114-18-910812822.62.916
K. Ramo244-10-7807563.66.894
M. McKenna154-8-1464063.56.887
O. Kolzig82-4-1252453.66.898
R. Helenius10-0-0020.001.000
I. Kovalchuk79434891-1250126
V. Kozlov82265076-1444123
T. White82225173-924120
B. Little79312051-524124
R. Peverley66152944+133325
C. Armstrong82221840+57532
R. Hainsey8163339-163240
T. Enstrom8252732+145221
M. Reasoner79141630+113602
E. Perrin7871623-23610
Z. Bogosian4791019+114721
J. Slater6081018+05200
C. Thorburn827815-1010401
E. Boulton7631013-317600
N. Oystrick534812-25000
J. Crabb29459-22801
C. Stuart33538+31800
G. Exelby59077-212000
A. Salmela26156+1810
B. Valabik50055-1413200
J. Motzko6101+1000
B. Sterling6101-3200
C. Wilson7011-3000
S. Machacek2000+0000
G. Lewis1000+0000
J. Lavallee-Smotherman2000-1000
S. Lehman1000+0000
K. Lehtonen4619-22-313414983.06.911
J. Hedberg3313-12-31008753.49.886
O. Pavelec123-7-0363013.61.880