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Written by Dani Toth | 01 January 2012

Here is Connolly's goal against Finland in the game from December 26, 2011:


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Written by Dani Toth | 01 January 2012

First post of the year, so I would like to say THANK YOU to all the people that visit LHB. Thank you to for all your comments, tweets and emails about all things Lightning. As someone who lives diagonally across the continent from Tampa, it's because of you that I keep talking Lightning.

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So hat-trick city last night? And awful reffing calls?

Stamkos wants that goal scoring title, and notched 3 goals tonight to bring his NHL lead to 26. What a man. Now if only he could get a haircut. Did his contract with Garnier run out? Or is that the reason he's growing out his hair?

Recap after the jump...

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Written by Dani Toth | 31 December 2011

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During the first intermission of tonight's game, Steve Yzerman announced the Victor Hedman will be out indefinitely with a concussion. He was hurt during Tuesday's game against Philadelphia on a clean check and has been out of the lineup ever since. There is no timetable for his return yet but Yzerman did say that he has been participating in normal day-to-day activities. no comments

Written by Dani Toth | 31 December 2011

Enemy Blog: Head over to Shutdown Line for your opposition blog coverage
Record: Lightning (16-17-3) Hurricanes (13-20-6)
Previous games: October 7 - Lightning 5, Hurricanes 1, November 1 - Lightning 2, Hurricanes 4
Game time: 5:00pm on SUN (HD)

The Lightning hope to close out the year and this homestand with a win tonight over the Hurricanes. They've won two games in a row so far and embarque on a three game Canadian city road trip next week.

This is the last time I'll have to call the arena the St. Pete Times Forum, as of tomorrow we're switching over to the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Tonight's pre-game festivities will start at 4:30 when the team will unveil a life-sized bronze statue of Phil Esposito in the West Plaza. Honouring this co-founder of the team, will start the 20th anniversary year for the team.

The team will be again without Hedman which will be tough for the D again. Thompson is expected to make his return during the upcoming roadtrip, but with Hedman, the team is still saying nothing about him. This is not great news, the longer this goes on the more bleak his injury seems.

Garon gets another start in net, and with the games all evenly spaced out for the roadtrip, the job is his to lose now. Aside from the bomb in San Jose, he's been pretty solid in net.

Go bolts

Line-up Notes:

  • Garon will get the start in goal
  • Hedman, Thompson and Shannon are all out with injury
  • Evan Oberg is a healthy scratch
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Written by Dani Toth | 30 December 2011



What a post-game by Boucher. So earnest when he talks about the fans who came out to tonight's game and the game against Philly no comments

Written by Dani Toth | 30 December 2011

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I'm not sure what I'm more surprised at:

That Montreal blew a 3-1 lead? Or the Lightning came back from being down 3-1 to win 4-3?

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Written by Dani Toth | 29 December 2011

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That's the update regarding the Malone vs. Hartnell thing from last game.

Enemy Blog: Head over to Habs Eyes on the Prize for your opposition blog coverage

Record: Lightning (15-17-3) Habs (14-16-7)

Previous games this season: None

Game time: 10:30pm on SUN and RDS

John at RC calls this game a yearly right of passage. The annual Christmas game against some Canadian team whose loud, boisterous fans invade the arena. Giddy up for some ole-ing.

Both teams are struggling. The habs have fired their coach and their assistant coach, but their GM still has a job. Considering he traded for Kaberle, you gotta say, how the hell does he still have a job?

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