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...
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
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.
- Garon will get the start in goal
- Hedman, Thompson and Shannon are all out with injury
- Evan Oberg is a healthy scratch
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
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?
Recap after the jump...
That's the update regarding the Malone vs. Hartnell thing from last game.
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Record: Lightning (15-17-3) Habs (14-16-7)
Previous games this season: None
Game time: 10:30pm on SUN and RDSJohn 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?