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TAMPA [url= http://www.officialsenators...man-jersey] http://www.officialsenators...ersey[/url] , Fla. " climbing up the Atlantic Division standings when they travel to Tampa to face the Lightning on Wednesday.But the Panthers will have to move forward without All-Star center Vincent Trocheck, potentially for the rest of the season.Trocheck, who has three goals and 14 points in 18 games, suffered a gruesome leg injury on Monday in Ottawa when he hit the end boards upright but had his leg bend sideways under his weight as fell to the ice. Trocheck needed to be taken off the ice via a stretcher and on Tuesday reportedly underwent surgery to repair “significant” damage to his right leg, according to TSN’s Daren Dreger.Article continues below ...The loss will be a difficult void to fill for the Panthers, who have won six of the past eight games.“He plays in every situation for us, so that’s a big loss [url= http://www.officialsenators...rsey]Craig Anderson Jersey[/url] ,” Boughner told NHL.com regarding Trocheck. “We’re going to have to come together as a team and figure it out until he comes back.”Rookie forward Juho Lammikko expects to see some additional playing time in Trocheck’s absence and the former third-round pick is coming off a four-assist game against Ottawa, setting a franchise rookie record for assists in a game. Lammikko is also just the sixth rookie in the past 10 seasons to record four or more assists in a game.Lammikko logged a career-high 15:51 of ice time.“When we lost Troch, Lammer had to play on a bunch of different lines,” Boughner told floridapanthers.com. “It was a great night for him. I’m happy for him. He works hard. He plays the right way. He’s a detailed kid and he spent his time down in Springfield. He’s punched the clock and earned everything he’s getting right now.”Mike Hoffman, meanwhile, carries a 16-game scoring streak in to the game against Tampa Bay. He has nine goals and 10 assists during the franchise-record scoring streak.Tampa Bay returns home from a four-game trip after dropping the finale at Nashville on Monday to fall into second place in the Atlantic Division behind the Toronto Maple Leafs.The Lightning are dealing with injuries of their own. Already without All-Star goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay saw fourth-line center Cedric Paquette miss the last game with a lower-body injury and is considered day-to-day. Defenseman Anton Stralman has missed the past five games with an upper-body injury [url= http://www.officialsenators...]Authentic Erik Karlsson Jersey Kids[/url] , but resumed skating with the team at the end of the road trip and is questionable to return against the Panthers.Tampa Bay will have to continue to ride goaltender Louis Domingue, who is 2-1 since Vasilevskiy was injured marking the first time Domingue has made consecutive starts with the Lightning.“It’s fun to be playing again and getting a couple of games in a row like that,” Domingue said after Monday’s game. “It’s a lot easier. It’s crazy how it makes a difference to be playing. You just get in the rhythm, you just don’t think. It was a lot of fun. I definitely feel sharper. It’s different. I just don’t think. I just execute my game plan that I applied in practice. I just continue building on my games. I feel really comfortable.” SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) " Brent Burns delivered a clutch goal on a night he reached a milestone that is a testament to his durability.Burns scored midway through the third period of his 1,000th career game and led the San Jose Sharks to a 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.“It’s just nice to score a goal again, it had been so long. It’s nice to contribute " I feel good about that [url= http://www.officialsenators...an-Gabriel Pageau Jersey[/url] ,” Burns said.Burns scored his fifth goal at 10:21 of the third period to break a 2-2 tie, and the Sharks snapped a three-game losing streak. The 33-year-old Burns was playing in his 428th consecutive regular-season game. The 2017 Norris Trophy winner as the league’s top defenseman hasn’t missed a game since November 2013.“What a great career,” Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said. “For a guy who was drafted as a forward and changed positions and got traded and wins the Norris Trophy as a defenseman. Just the way he approaches the game and what he brings to the rink every day. It’s a great accomplishment for him from where he’s come from, but it looks like he’s got a lot more games left in him.”Burns’ goal was controversial, with the Ducks asserting that the play should have been called dead when the puck went into the netting moments earlier.Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said he couldn’t challenge what he considered a blown call.“That’s what you chalk it up to,” Carlyle said. “You can plainly see there’s five players on our hockey club stopped playing, but that happens.”Marcus Sorensen [url= http://www.officialsenators...ersey]Mark Stone Jersey[/url] , Melker Karlsson and Tomas Hertl also scored for San Jose. Barclay Goodrow had two assists and Martin Jones had 26 saves.Jakob Silfverberg and Kiefer Sherwood scored for Anaheim, which lost its fourth straight game after winning four in a row and nine of 10.The Ducks trailed 2-1 when Sherwood scored his fifth goal at 3:53 of the third period.Anaheim scored first, getting a power-play goal by Silfverberg " his 10th " midway through the first period.Karlsson tied it for San Jose with his fourth goal with just under two minutes left in the first period.Sorensen scored his seventh goal at 5:44 of the second period to give San Jose a 2-1 lead.Hertl added an empty netter for San Jose with 23 seconds left. It was his 13th goal and 200th career point.Ducks goalie Chad Johnson came in for starter John Gibson at the start of the second period, who left the game with an upper-body injury. Johnson gave up two goals and turned back 22 shots. Gibson gave up one goal and had 16 saves.Carlyle said Gibson’s injury status wasn’t immediately known.“I always warm up and prepare at the start of the games,” Johnson said. “You never know in this league what’s going to happen. I was as prepared as I could be for that situation, but you’re never fully into it compared to when you know you’re going to start and your mindset the whole day is different, but it’s part of my job and I’m confident with my ability. It’s just kind of getting out there and getting warm and getting into the flow of things. It’s difficult [url= http://www.officialsenators...rsey]Youth Matt Duchene Jersey[/url] , but it’s part of the job.”NOTES: Ducks D Cam Fowler (facial fracture) skated earlier this week and is close to returning, but didn’t join the team in San Jose. . Sharks D Joakim Ryan was in the lineup after being a healthy scratch 11 straight games. . Anaheim concluded a season-long six-game trip. . The Ducks were 5-0-2 in San Jose going back to 2015. . Sharks veterans C Joe Thornton rejoined F Joe Pavelski on first line, and Hertl moved from second line wing to third line center in lineup shuffle that involved all four lines.UP NEXTDucks: Host Arizona on Saturday.Sharks: Visit Edmonton on Saturday.

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