16 February 2011
Enemy Blog: Head over to Nightmare on Helm Street for your opposition blog coverage
Record: Lightning (34-17-6) Red Wings (34-16-6)
Game time: 7:30pm EST on SUN (HD) and on the radio at 620 WDAE
Free Stuff: First 15,000 fans in Lightning gear get a Rally Drum. Think about that for a second: THEY ARE GIVING AWAY DRUMS!!!Tonight's game will be no easier than Tuesday's game was. The former team of Steve Yzerman (obligatory reference) have a similar record to us (we have one more loss), have the same amount as points as us, and are in the same position in their conference. So it's going to be another tough game tonight.
After fleeing the home nest in Detroit, Yzerman, who modeled his own team after the Wings is looking to put get a win over his old team. Yzerman will no doubt try to down play this game as just 'another game' (oh wait he already did here) but you can bet that he wants to win this one. It's like the student going up against the Jedi master.
The only key to the game tonight is: don't make mistakes. Because the Red Wings capitalize on those mistakes so well, and even when half of their team is out with injury, they still will beat you with their game. F-ck I hate Detroit so much.
Quote going into the game:
"I don't think we should make any bigger deal than necessary about the game. I'm not the coach and obviously I'm not a player playing the game. First of all we're trying to win every game, and two, we're playing against one of the best teams in the league and it's a good test to see how we can hold up against (Pavel) Datsyuk and (Henrik) Zetterberg and see if we can penetrate, when healthy, the best defense in the league in my opinion. I'm looking forward to it from that perspective -- how do we match up against one of the best teams in the league." --Steve Yzerman to the Detroit Free Press
Beat those drums and Go Bolts!
- Lightning injuries: Ryan Malone, Nate Thompson and Mike Lundin
- Red Wings' injuries: Mike Modano, Chris Osgood, Valteri Filppula
- Brad Stuart is expected to be back in the lineup for the Wings
- Nightmare on Helm Street has a post on what the projected lines for the Wings might look like
Your pre-game reading links:
- Official Lightning preview
- Official Lightning game notes
- Raw Charge's preview
- Raw Charge's question of the week: Will injuries impact where the Lightning finish in the standings?