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Lightning up next

By DAMIAN CRISTODERO, Times Staff Writer
Published January 31, 2008


Lightning vs. Canucks

When/where: 7:30; St. Pete Times Forum

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Injuries: Tampa Bay - Center Ryan Craig (knee) is out. Vancouver - Defensemen Kevin Bieksa (calf) and Willie Mitchell (back) and center Brendan Morrison (wrist) are out; defenseman Lukas Krajicek (shoulder) is day to day.

Key stats: The season's only meeting and Vancouver's first visit since Nov. 29, 2002. ...The Lightning is 0-3-2 with two ties against the Canucks since 1999-2000, 0-2-1 at home. ... Roberto Luongo, above, is 12-10 with two ties against Tampa Bay but 6-2 over the past two seasons with a 2.17 goals-against average, .937 save percentage and one shutout. The ex-Panther entered Wednesday third in the league with a 2.10 goals-against average and tied for third in save percentage (.925) and shutouts (six).