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Tonight: Lightning vs. Thrashers

By TOM JONES
Published March 30, 2006


WHEN/WHERE: 7:30; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa.

TV/RADIO: Sun Sports; 620-AM. SEASON SERIES: Lightning leads 3-2.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: A Lightning win gives it a seven-point lead and makes it difficult for Atlanta to catch it. But this is the first of three remaining games between the teams, all in Tampa. The Lightning is 4-1-1 in its past six. ... Marty St. Louis has five goals in his past five games. ... John Grahame is expected to start in goal for the Lightning. He is 3-2 this season against Atlanta and 7-4-1 lifetime. ... The Thrashers have won 11 of 15. Seven wins have come in overtime or a shootout.