01 November 2011
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Record: Lightning (5-4-2) Hurricanes (4-4-3)
Previous games: October 7 - Lightning 5, Hurricanes 1
Game time: 7:00pm EDT on SUN (HD)After a close game on the weekend, the Lightning are on the road for just one game against the Hurricanes tonight. It all started out so well for the Lightning when we opened the season in Raleigh on October 7th winning 5 to 1...and then our slide happened. But we are back to winning some games, so we're back on the upswing. The Hurricanes on the other hand has dropped the last 4 of 5 games.
What our opposition is saying:
Hedman and Brewer would probably laugh at the tough assignments that have been doled out to Allen and Gleason because those two have seen even tougher competition if you can believe it. Less than 30% of their shifts have started in the offensive zone. What's unbelievable is Hedman is somehow blowing away his competition in Corsi despite that. Maybe this is the year he begins to be recognized as one of the top defensemen in the league? The team is shooting 12.75% with him on the ice but he's certainly not getting any help in terms of save percentage. Also, Marc-Andre Bergeron leads the team in points. What.
The Lightning got positive news today in that Ryan Malone's MRI came back negative for whatever upper-body injury he was suspectedt to have, so he'll play tonight.
- Garon will get the start in goal
- Ritola in, Pyatt out