NHL Hockey

Minnesota Wild (24-17-5)

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Lightning start eight-game road trip against Wild

SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- In football, much is made of a team's record coming out of the bye week. It's less discussed in hockey, and heading into their road game versus the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, the Tampa Bay Lightning would like to forget all about it.

Tampa still holds a solid lead atop the Eastern Conference, but had lopsided losses both before and after their five-day break, leaving the Bolts looking for answers as they head into an eight-game road trip.

"We've lost 9-2 in our last two home games. That's a concern, for a place that's usually a pretty tough place to play for teams. We haven't made it too tough the last two games," said Lightning coach John Cooper after his team dropped a 4-1 game to the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday.

Points: E. Staal38
Plus/Minus: J. Brodin15
Shots on Goal: E. Staal130
PIM: M. Foligno49
Win: D. Dubnyk17
Shutouts: D. Dubnyk3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 131 (16)
Shots: 1364 (25)
PP%: 19.1% (16)
Penalty Minutes: 438 (12)
Assists: 222 (16)
SH Goals: 5 (9)
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
Winnipeg 27 13 7 61
Nashville 27 11 6 60
St. Louis 28 17 3 59
Dallas 27 17 4 58
Colorado 26 16 3 55
Minnesota 24 17 5 53
Chicago 22 17 6 50
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 130 (14)
Shots Against: 1477 (9)
PK%: 83.2% (8)
Penalty Minutes: 375 (25)
Shutouts: 4 (7)
Sv%: 0.912 (14)
Date Player Status
1/9 N. Niederreiter Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
Date Player Transactions
1/19 K. Rau Called up from minors from iowa-AHL
1/2 Z. Parise Called up from minors from iowa-AHL
1/2 Z. Mitchell Sent to minors Iowa-AHL
1/1 Z. Mitchell Waived
12/27 Z. Parise Sent to minors Iowa-AHL (conditioning)
12/27 S. Michalek Sent to minors Iowa-AHL
12/16 R. Murphy Sent to minors Iowa-AHL
12/14 S. Michalek Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
12/11 I. Lodnia Signed Three-year, entry level contract
12/6 J. Eriksson Ek Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
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