Greatest costume ever?

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It's the weekend, last game of the roadtrip and we're playing the Sharks. The Sharks are apparently  having some trouble scoring and to make matters worse for them, Joe Thornton is out for two games with a suspension. If you are lamenting that since Jumbo is out there will be no shirtless interviews, head over to Sharkspage for a Joe responding to reporters about the suspension.

The Lightning are 7-3-2 and the Sharks 5-5-1 heading into tonight's game. The Lightning have dropped the last two and are looking to put the Kings game behind them. But do you really care about stats coming into tonight's game or are you still agreeing with me on that photo I found. Yeah the costume rules.

Hopefully the Lightning have learned something from last year about how to score on Niittymaki since he's getting the start in net. In the six games he's started he's been 4-1-1.

Look for the officiating to be tougher tonight at the HP Pavillion with both team coming from games where the officiating has been questionable. On Cristodero's blog Boucher said that Steve Downie will sit out tonight's game with a stiff back, but Downie is not ruling himself out

Line-up Notes:

  • Joe Thornton is on a two game suspension
  • The Lightning still have a ton of players out with injuries
  • No word on who the starter is for the Lightning yet
*I'll update this later in the day

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Game time: 10:30pm EST on CW44 but if you can get the home team feed of CSN-CA (HD) I highly recommend it for Randy and Drew's commentary