So the teams just finished up pregame warmups here at St. Pete Times Forum and we're closing in on Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal between the Lightning and Penguins.
Fans are ready with their Lightning logoed thundersticks (I forgot my Advil again).
So it looks like rookie Eric Tangradi
will earn his first career playoff start. He'll be in the lineup for Chris Kunitz
, who is serving an NHL-levied one-game suspension following an illegal hit on Tampa's Simon Gagne
in Game 3 on Monday.
For the Lightning, looks like Mattias Ritola
will get the nod in the absence of Steve Downie
, who was given a one-game suspension for an illegal hit on Pens defenseman Ben Lovejoy
in Game 3.
Here were the lineups in warmups: