Hello Bolts Nation, another early start for the Lightning as they visit the Devils in Newark for the first time this season. Coverage begins at 1 pm on Sun Sports. Couple of things to look for:
| ||KEY 1: AGGRESSIVE START |
We lamented the bad bounces the Lightning got early yesterday and it wasn't sour grapes. They actually started well with a strong forecheck that produced 8 of their 11 shots from right around the enemy net. They obviously didn't get the results but they can't start any differently today and expect to win.
| ||KEY 2: TIDY UP THE HOUSE |
Through most of this 10-5-2 stretch (one of the East's best records in that span) the Bolts' D-zone coverage has been solid with the forwards coming back and supporting the defense well. They need to rediscover that today.
| ||KEY 3: HANG TOUGH |
The Devils have had a problem closing out games at times. On eight occasions they have surrendered the tying or losing goal in the final 2:45 of regulation this season. A little late magic would lift the spirits for the Lightning.
Enjoy the game everyone!
A veteran of broadcasting professional hockey for the past 33 seasons, Rick Peckham is in his 16th season as the play-by-play announcer for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Sun Sports.
Author: Rick Peckham | Tampa Bay Lightning Broadcaster