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Thursday, November 19th (All times eastern)

Tampa Bay Lightning (8-4-6) at Anaheim Ducks (6-10-3), 10 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Ducks were unable to pick up any momentum on what turned out to be a winless four-game road trip. Perhaps a return to the Honda Center can right the ship.

Anaheim begins a seven-game homestand this evening against the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning, who continue their four-game road trip.

The Ducks went 0-3-1 on their swing, which ended with Monday's 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh. Anaheim was outscored 18-9 on the trek and fell to 2-4-3 as the guest this year.

The club is 4-6-0 as the host, but has won three of its last four at Honda Center.

While Ryan Getzlaf had his 11-game point streak and franchise-record 10-game assist streak end on Monday, Corey Perry notched an assist to stretch his career-best run to 12 games. Perry has nine goals and eight assists over the NHL's longest active points streak.

Todd Marchant and Teemu Selanne provided the goals for the Ducks in the loss, Jean-Sebastien Giguere was beaten four times on 25 shots in defeat.

"We didn't execute at an NHL level," said Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle.

Giguere fell to 0-3-2 on the season with a 3.38 goals-against average, and hasn't won since March 24 of last year. He is 4-1-0 with a 1.85 GAA in his career versus the Lightning, while Jonas Hiller lost his only career start versus them after allowing four goals on 19 shots.

The Ducks hope to have Saku Koivu back in the lineup after he missed the last four games with a groin injury. However, Ryan Carter is likely to miss his fourth straight game because of a bruised right foot.

The Lightning began their road trip with a 4-1 win in Phoenix on Monday, improving to 3-4-2 as the guest this year. The club's big guns finally got going, as Vincent Lecavalier had two goals and an assist, while Martin St. Louis also tallied.

Lecavalier and St. Louis, who own 548 career goals between the two of them, both have just four goals this season.

"It's been tough to [score] this year, and when I saw [St. Louis] score too, and how happy he was, it was just a relief," said Lecavalier. "So, it really helps out and now we just have to make sure it carries over to the next game."

Alex Tanguay had a power-play goal and two assists for the Lightning, who have won three of four and have picked up at least one point in 10 of their last 11 games (6-1-4).

Mike Smith, making his first start since November 2, turned away 30 shots. His solid outing could earn him another start tonight against a club he has never lost to. Smith is 3-0-0 with a 0.60 GAA lifetime versus the Ducks.

Defenseman Mattias Ohlund is questionable tonight due to a lower-body injury that caused him to miss the Coyotes game.

The Lightning notched a 4-3 win in Anaheim last season to snap a three-game series losing streak. They have won two of their last three at Honda Center.

11/19 10:52:47 ET


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