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Record: Lightning (14-8-3) Bruins (12-8-2)

After that come from behind win in Toronto, the Lightning come into Boston to play a team that just beat Philly 3-0 last night. We've played them once before on November 21st for a 3-1 win in Tampa. The Bruins offence didn't show up that night, and the Lightning were blessed with Tuukka Rask in goal. Do the Lightning get Rask in net again since Thomas played last night?

Speaking of the game last night, the Bruins had 10 penalties called against them. With the Lightning's conversion rate 23.3% they can't take that many tonight against our powerplay.

Even though Dan Ellis had the win in Toronto, Mike Smith will be in net for the Lightning as he had the win against the Bruins the last time they played. Goalie mental games are so weird some days.

From the Lightning team website preview, they nice quote on Simon Gagne's surprise return to the lineup:

"We kind of kept (the return) secret this morning just in case," said Gagne, who missed 18 games. "I was nervous. I didn't sleep a lot last night -- even this afternoon I was looking for at least a good two hours for a nap, but I could not sleep. It's hard when you don't play for a month and you're coming back in Toronto. You know it's going to be a tough game"

"I'm glad this one's over and I'm glad we won the game."

As for other returns the lineup, tonight Marc Savard could return tonight for the Bruins according to NECN. Speaking of NECN, if you can get the away feed for tonights game, hearing the call by NECN is always superior to whatever SUN puts out.

Watch PAR-TAY

The Lightning are hosting a watch party and live radio show at Champions Sportsbar which is located at the Marriott Waterside Hotel. Full details can be found here.

Line-up Notes:

  • Mike Smith will get the start in goal
  • Vincent Lecavalier is out for the Lightning

Your pre-game reading links:

Game time: 7:00pm EST on SUN (HD) and NESN (HD)