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Record: Lightning (11-14-2) Rangers (15-6-3)

Previous games: Saturday Dec 3, 2011 - Rangers win 4-2

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

Martin St. Louis took a puck to the eye


Erlendsson has the goods what happened:

On Thursday during the team’s morning skate at Madison Square Garden, the team was working on a drill in the corner when an errant puck off a backhand from Dominic Moore struck St. Louis near his left eye. St. Louis immediately dropped to the ice with blood pouring out the area above his eye. He needed help getting off the ice and at one point stumbled on his way back to the bench area.

After being looked at by team medical trainers, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said St. Louis was taken to NYU Medical Center for further evaluation.

This was supposed to be St. Louis' 500th game. He's got one of the longest active streaks in the NHL. What brutal news

The team has called up Blair Jones, which is not helping in the consolation of losing St. Louis. Maybe nothing will.

Well maybe these quotes from Boucher during today's practice:

"It has to be better than this...and it will be." @DaveLozo

"If you don't put in the dedication and commitment here, you're of no use to me." @DaveLozo

Le Chiffre is angry....

Go bolts

Line-up Notes:

  • No idea who is starting
  • Pavel Kubina and Nate Thompson are out