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Tampa Bay Lightning at Atlanta Thrashers preview

WHERE:  Phillips Arena  Atlanta, Georgia
MEDIA:  Sun Sports TV (Cable), 620WDAE (Radio)

As I said in the opening night post earlier in the day, the Lightning have lost nine straight regular season games dating back to last season.  Something that needs to be rectified.  STAT.

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)

Forward Lines:

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


Mike Smith (Starter)
Antero Niittymaki


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Check out the latest on tonight's opponent, the Atlanta Thrashers at Bird Watchers Anonymous

[Note by jpfdeuce, 10/03/09 6:09 PM EDT ] Lines have been updated to reflect the gametime lineup.