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Today’s game: Sharks at Lightning

WHERE/WHEN: The Forum, Tampa; 2 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Sun Sports/ 970-AM

INJURIES: Lightning — D Brian Lee (knee), C Steven Stamkos (broken leg), D Keith Aulie (broken hand), out. Sharks — RW Raffi Torres (knee), RW Adam Burish (lower body), LW Tomas Hertl (knee), RW Marty Havlat (lower body), C Logan Couture (hand), D Scott Hannan (upper body), out.

NEED TO KNOW: This is the second of two meetings. San Jose won 5-1 on Nov. 21. ... Tampa Bay is 15-14-2 all-time against the Sharks, including 7-6-1 at home. ...The Lightning are winless in four consecutive home games (0-2-2). ... San Jose is 14-10-3 on the road. ... San Jose has outscored opponents 52-22 in the first period and is 21-2-5 when scoring first. ... Tampa Bay is 11-4-2 against Western Conference opponents, including 7-0-1 at home. The Sharks are 11-4-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. ... RW Marty St. Louis has four goals and seven points during a six-game scoring streak. ... The Sharks have allowed three goals combined in the past four games. ... G Ben Bishop has allowed two or fewer goals in 11 consecutive starts and is 9-0-3 in his past 12 starts. ... The Lightning have a power-play goal in 10 of the past 14 games. ... The Sharks lead the league at 35.4 shots per game, two more than any other team in the league.

Erik Erlendsson

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