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Philadelphia Flyers (41-21-7)


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Second-place clubs clash as Lightning host Flyers

After a Tuesday night performance in Toronto that Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper called "embarrassing," the Lightning are looking forward to sunnier times back home on Florida's west coast.

The Lightning (43-21-6, 92 points) will host the Philadelphia Flyers (41-21-7, 89 points) on Thursday night in the third and final meeting between the two second-place teams in the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions, respectively.

Tampa Bay sits comfortably in second in the Atlantic -- trailing first-place Boston by eight points and leading third-place Toronto by 11 entering Wednesday -- and are likely locked into the position they will hold when the Eastern Conference playoffs open next month.

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Leaders
Points: T. Konecny61
Plus/Minus: S. Couturier21
Shots on Goal: C. Giroux197
PIM: J. Farabee39
Win: C. Hart24
Shutouts: B. Elliott2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 227 (8)
Shots: 2166 (21)
PP%: 20.7% (14)
Penalty Minutes: 526 (22)
Assists: 382 (8)
SH Goals: 8 (8)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 41 20 8 90
NY Islanders 35 23 10 80
Philadelphia 41 21 7 89
Pittsburgh 40 23 6 86
Carolina 38 25 5 81
Columbus 33 22 15 81
NY Rangers 37 28 5 79
New Jersey 28 29 12 68
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 191 (24)
Shots Against: 1977 (31)
PK%: 81.9% (11)
Penalty Minutes: 621 (11)
Shutouts: 3 (20)
Sv%: 0.903 (16)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/11 N. Thompson Sprained knee (day-to-day)
3/9 P. Myers Fractured patella (day-to-day)
3/4 J. van Riemsdyk Fractured hand - left game (IR)
12/11 O. Lindblom Illness (IR)
11/7 S. Morin Torn right ACL (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/27 W. Allison Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
3/23 T. Laczynski Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
3/16 M. Friedman Sent to minors Lehigh Valley-AHL
3/16 C. Bunnaman Sent to minors Lehigh Valley-AHL
3/11 C. Bunnaman Called up from minors from Lehigh Valley-AHL
3/11 M. Friedman Called up from minors from Lehigh Valley-AHL
3/10 W. Wylie Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/5 J. Farabee Called up from minors from Lehigh Valley-AHL
3/1 J. Farabee Sent to minors Lehigh Valley-AHL
2/29 J. Farabee Called up from minors from Lehigh Valley-AHL