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Tonight: Lightning at Flyers

By Compiled by KEVIN KELLY

© St. Petersburg Times, published December 6, 2000

WHEN/WHERE: 7; First Union Center, Philadelphia.

TV/RADIO: Sunshine; WDAE-AM 620.

THE LOWDOWN: This is the first of four games between the teams. ... The Flyers hold a 7-22-6 advantage . ... Tampa Bay has one road win (Jan. 9, 1997) against Philadelphia in 17 attempts. ... C Vinny Lecavalier has four goals in his past four games. ... John LeClair scored his second goal of the season Saturday, his first since missing 20 games because of back surgery. ... After winning six straight, the Flyers have lost four of their past five while scoring four goals. ... The Lightning is 0-7-2-0 when trailing after the first period. ... Lightning RW Alexander Kharitonov recorded an assist against the Red Wings on Saturday on his first shift after sitting out five games with a concussion. ... D Pavel Kubina blocked three shots Saturday, raising his team-leading total to 50. ... RW Mike Johnson has four assists in the past two games. ... The Flyers have converted one power play in their past 32 chances and rank last in the league in penalty killing (77 percent).

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