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Some people think this game is going to be a snoozer -- and some people expect a battle between the two top teams in the Southeast division. Whatever the case, tonights game between the Bolts and the Carolina Hurricanes has more weight than some put into the matchup.

Immediate quesitons are if Grahame starts - getting a chance to redeem himself or perhaps position himself better now that he has been named to the US Olympic team - or if the Lightning will let Sean Burke hold the fort? Neither goaltender lives up to the starting standard and are inconsistant... Though Grahame is who the Lightning rode during their hot streak a few weeks ago.

Whatever the case - The Lightning are 5 points out of first and they need to gain ground while opportunity is there.