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Tampa Bay Lightning (58-14-4)


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@ Car 
W 6-3
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@ StL 
L 3-4
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Schedule helps Lightning keep focus after Presidents' Trophy

While the bulk of contenders duke it out to secure playoff spots, the Tampa Bay Lightning sit comfortably atop the NHL with nothing left to play for.

The Lightning clinched the Presidents' Trophy and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs with nine games left in the regular season. With no blueprint for how to play hockey games that don't matter, they're glad that eight of their final nine games come against teams currently in playoff position and turning this into a dress rehearsal for what could be a long run.

"It helps with the teams that we have left on the schedule," forward Adam Erne said. "They're all going to be playoff-like games, and I think we have a playoff mentality and we know that we can't just flip a switch once playoffs start. We want to prepare ourselves for the first round."

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Leaders
Points: N. Kucherov120
Plus/Minus: R. McDonagh38
Shots on Goal: N. Kucherov232
PIM: C. Paquette80
Win: A. Vasilevskiy36
Shutouts: A. Vasilevskiy6
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 295 (1)
Shots: 2463 (11)
PP%: 29.1% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 714 (4)
Assists: 509 (1)
SH Goals: 10 (5)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Tampa Bay 58 14 4 120
x-Boston 46 20 9 101
Toronto 44 25 6 94
Montreal 40 28 7 87
Florida 33 30 12 78
Buffalo 31 34 9 71
Detroit 27 38 10 64
Ottawa 26 43 6 58
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 201 (27)
Shots Against: 2449 (10)
PK%: 85.5% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 714 (5)
Shutouts: 6 (11)
Sv%: 0.918 (3)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/9 D. Girardi Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
3/8 A. Stralman Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/22 R. Lohin Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
3/22 Y. Gourde Suspended Two games for illegal check
3/22 D. Walcott Waived
3/20 C. Gaunce Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
3/19 C. Gaunce Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
3/18 C. Gaunce Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
3/8 J. Rutta Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
3/1 J. Huntington Signed as Free Agent Three-year, entry-level contract
2/20 M. Joseph Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
2/20 J. Rutta Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
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