Flames and Lightning square off for out-of-conference matchup
Tampa Bay Lightning (29-13-1, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Calgary Flames (21-16-9, fifth in the Pacific Division)
Calgary, Alberta; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Calgary Flames take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in a non-conference matchup.
Calgary has a 21-16-9 record overall and a 12-8-2 record in home games. The Flames have committed 191 total penalties (4.2 per game) to rank seventh in the league.
Tampa Bay is 29-13-1 overall and 12-10-0 on the road. The Lightning serve 10.4 penalty minutes per game to rank ninth in NHL play.
Saturday’s game is the second time these teams match up this season. The Lightning won the previous meeting 4-1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Elias Lindholm has 14 goals and 27 assists for the Flames. Nazem Kadri has scored four goals and added five assists over the past 10 games.
Brayden Point has 26 goals and 21 assists for the Lightning. Victor Hedman has one goal and nine assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flames: 5-3-2, averaging three goals, 5.2 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
Lightning: 7-3-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.4 assists, 4.9 penalties and 12.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
INJURIES: Flames: Brett Ritchie: out (wrist), Oliver Kylington: out (personal).
Lightning: Nick Perbix: day to day (undisclosed), Rudolfs Balcers: out (upper-body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.