A chance for the Lightning to win against another quality team tonight in New Jersey (Sun Sports, 970 WFLA @ 7:00 p.m.) Vinny Lecavalier is back after 18 games out with a broken hand. With seven defenseman and 11 forwards, The Bolts will try to do this:
| ||KEY 1: KEEP THE POWER COMING |
Somewhat hard to believe since the road power-play was at 9% for much of the season, but the Lightning have PPG's in seven straight road games, one of the NHL's longest streaks in the last three years.
| ||KEY 2: KEEP ROLLIN' |
Roli has a 2.94 average and a .919 save percentage, while going 3-1 in the last four games. He goes up against Brodeur tonight.
| ||KEY 3: SHOTS, SHOTS, AND MORE SHOTS |
The Lightning have 33 shots and almost two wins on this trip. With Stammer hot again at 55(!) goals and counting, and Vinny back, more chances have to be generated. Devils allowed 38 shots in a win over Chicago two days ago.
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.