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Tonight: Lightning at Islanders

By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published March 4, 2003

WHEN/WHERE: 7; Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.

TV/RADIO: Sunshine; WDAE-AM 620.

THE LOWDOWN: In 7-2 and 6-2 victories over the Lightning, New York's line of Jason Blake, Dave Scatchard and Jason Wiemer has eight goals, 12 assists. ... Lightning G Nikolai Khabibulin is 1-2-0 against the Islanders this season with a 5.63 goals-against average and an .837 save percentage. He is 3-7-0 in his career with a 4.52 goals-against average. ... Lightning LW Vinny Prospal has points in five consecutive games (three goals, five assists). ... C Vinny Lecavalier has three goals, eight assists in nine games. ... Tampa Bay has won three straight and is 6-1-2 in its past nine. It is 3-2-3 in its past eight on the road and 1-0-2 in its past three. ... New York is 4-0-2 in its past six at home. After Monday's tie with the Rangers at Madison Square Garden, the Islanders are 4-1-4 in their past nine. ... Shawn Bates led the league with six shorthanded goals. ... The Islanders were tied for the lead with 11 shorthanded goals. ... Tampa Bay is 9-14-7-2 on the road. New York is 18-13-4 at home. ... This is the fourth and final meeting. ... The Lightning trails the series 21-21-3-1 and is 10-11-1-1 at the Coliseum, where it has lost four straight.

-- Compiled by Damian Cristodero.

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