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Written by Dani Toth | 22 March 2012

The latest PSA from You Can Play features our own Steven Stamkos and Brian Campbell from the Panthers:



The You Can Play project has lots of momentum going for it since releasing its first PSA a few weeks ago and having Stamkos participate in You Can Play is huge with him being one of the biggest NHL stars right now. I have come to accept the bet with Downie about the long hair, but the toque Steven?

Check out You Can Play for more info on the campaign and you can follow them on twitter here
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Written by Dani Toth | 17 March 2012

Enemy Blog: Head over to Thrashing the Blues, St. Louis Game Time or SBN St. Louis for your opposition blog coverage
Record: Lightning (32-31-7) Blues (45-19-8)
Previous games: November 12, 2011 - Blues win 3-0
Game time: 7:00pm EST on SUN (HD)

Tonight the St. Louis Blues can clinch a playoff spot and would be the first NHL team to do so. They are currently at the top of the league and a very different team from when we saw them back in November.

The Lightning are in the middle of a 7 game homestand and although I think we can admit that our own playoffs is unattainable, we could have fun an delay St. Louis clinching there's for another game.

Go bolts.

If you are planning to go to the game and don't have tickets yet, Bloguin has partnered with TiqIQ. I recieved an email on what the ticket scene is looking like for tonight and Monday's game:
- Average ticket price for Saturday, 3/17 Lightning vs Blues: $52
- Offer $17 for a "1 star" ticket that usually retails for over $28 or Offer $75 for a "5 Star"  premium ticket that usually retails for over $100 after all the shipping/handling fees, here:
http://tiqiq.us/8_h

- Average ticket price for Monday, 3/19 Lightning vs Sabres: $37
- Offer $15 for a "2 star" ticket that usually retails for over $36 or Offer $60 for a "4 Star"  ticket that usually retails for over $158 after all the shipping/handling fees, here: http://tiqiq.us/8_v

Links:
Official Lightning preview
Trevor Smith was recalled from Norfolk this morning no comments

Written by Dani Toth | 13 March 2012

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Awesome sign.

Let's say the guy was driving down from the city that Stamkos grew up in, Markham (just outside Toronto), the drive would be 1,339 miles. Ask that guy after the game, I'm sure that guy would say that is was worth the 23 hours it took to drive down. It also may have been cheaper than buying a ticket in the lower bowl at the ACC so there's that.

I'm lazy, so here is my photo recap of the game...
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Written by Dani Toth | 13 March 2012

Here is video from tonight's game against Boston.

Goal #49



Goal #50

 
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Written by Dani Toth | 09 March 2012

Here is the Brendan Shanahan video:


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Written by Dani Toth | 08 March 2012



Mike Green elbows a defenseless Brett Connolly who was already pinned to the boards by Dmitri Orlov. Brutal elbow by Green to Connolly's head. Connolly did skate off on his own and no penalty was called on the play.

What a dumb decision by Mike Green to make. I guess it's not like he knows what it feels like to get a concus--- oh wait... he does.

Even though no penalty was called, I can't see Mike Green not getting a suspension from Shanahan.

UPDATE:


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Written by Dani Toth | 07 March 2012

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I've been busy today. In fact with two of my co-workers going on vacation one after another at work, I've been balls-deep busy for like 3 weeks. But with the groin tear that Mathieu Garon suffered during the game against the Senators (he'll be out 3-4 weeks), the Lightning has called up Dustin Tokarski.

!!!

This is big.  I fully expect him to get starts while Garon is out with injury and his first start could come as early as tonight against the Caps. I don't think he's actually NHL ready yet because I don't think he's done everything he can do in the AHL yet, but hey it will be fun to see him get a few games in. Plus think of the alternative, Roloson anyone?

There probably won't be a game preview on LHB, so visit my friends over at Rock the Red or the game preview by RMNB that has a shirtless Stamkos throwing a medicine ball at the combine just in case you are into that kind of thing. no comments