With Dwayne Roloson
winning the last two games, Tampa Bay Lightning
coach Guy Boucher
has elected to stick with the hot hand and start the veteran in net Monday against the Philadelphia Flyers
(7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN2).
Roloson has made 34 saves in back-to-back wins; it's the first time he's won consecutive games since a three-game streak Nov. 4-9.
In 34 games, this season, the 42-year-old goalie is 10-14-2, with a 3.67 goals-against average and .884 save percentage.
"It's been a tough year for him," said Boucher. "We're all feeling for him the entire year. He's had some tough moments and we wanted to help him, he wanted to help himself. He's done everything he could, it just was tough. Lately he's been very calm in the net and he's played well the last two games. I want to give him the net. During the year there were lots of times I wanted to give him the net but it was tougher than we expected. Now if we can give him those games back, I'm happy for him."
We had the Flyers lineup here earlier
. Here's the rest of the lineup the Lightning potentially will use tonight:
Martin St. Louis
- Steven Stamkos
- Teddy Purcell
- Trevor Smith
- JT Wyman
- Tom Pyatt
- Brett Connolly
- Brandon Segal
- Eric Brewer
- Brett Clark
- Brendan Mikkelson
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