Tonight will see the professional debuts of 2009 draft picks Victor Hedman (#2 overall) and Evander Kane (#4 overall). Kane and Lightning forward James Wright (2008 draft, #117 overall) will also be making hsi professional debut tonight.
This is the second meeting within a week of the two teams, as they closed out the pre-season against one another last Friday, the Lightning were winners (5-1).
Tampa Bay Lightning Projected Lines
(updated October 3, 2009 by RawCharge subject to change)
Alex Tanguay - Vincent Lecavalier - Steve Downie
Ryan Malone - Steven Stamkos - Marty St. Louis
Drew Miller - Jeff Halpern - James Wright
Todd Fedoruk - Zenon Konopka -Stephane Vellieux
Mattias Ohlund | Andrej Meszaros
Paul Ranger | Matt Walker
Kurtis Foster | Victor Hedman
Goaltender(s)Mike Smith (Starter)
[Note by jpfdeuce, 10/03/09 6:09 PM EDT ] Lines have been updated to reflect the gametime lineup.