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Link Dump: Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens Preview

An annual rite of passage:  Vincent Lecavalier being inundated at his locker by Montreal media as the Lightning visit the Habs.  (Photo via <a href="http://twitter.com/TBLightning/">@tblightning </a>)
An annual rite of passage: Vincent Lecavalier being inundated at his locker by Montreal media as the Lightning visit the Habs. (Photo via @tblightning )


WHERE:  Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
WHEN: 7:00 PM EST
MEDIA: Sun Sports (Cable), 620 WDAE (radio)

 

With thanks a technical difficulty, we're skipping our usual write-up preview of tonight's game and instead investing in sending out references to both Lightning and non-Lightning stories on the web today.  We should be back to the other format for the Bolts next game.

  • The Habs will be wearing another throwback jesey tonight..  And there's a history behind the sweater. [Habs Eyes on The Prize]
  • Vinny vs. Stamkos...  Yeah, yeah, it's all over the place.  Yet there's a compelling argument it's unfounded [Hockey or Die]
  • And more on the Lecavalier / Team Canada / Stamkos debate [The Hockey Writers]
  • First it's Vinny's extended drought, then it's Tanguay's...  Now it's Martin St. Louis and he's none too happy about it [Lightning Strikes]
  • We'll add this tidbit from the above linked article:

    Center Vinny Lecavalier was hit during dinner Friday night with a rogue case of laryngitis that makes him sound as if he is again going through puberty.
    It's always interesting when Vincenzo visits Monteál

  • Victor Hedman is indeed out tonight, while Kurtis Foster is in [Lightning Strikes]
  • The bi-seasonal return to Quebec brings three Bolts back "home" [CBC Sports]
  • Former Bolt Roman Hamrlik is getting plenty of ice time on the Habs blue line this season.  [Faceoff.com]
  • Another former Bolt, Jay Leach, s looked at by the Habs as someone to help bolster their ailing defensive corps.  [TSN.ca]
  • Raw Charge's own Cassie McClellan will be participating on Jabberhockey's radio show (presented by On Goal Analysis) on Sunday at 5:30 PM. [Blog Talk Radio]

Lines and other previews below the fold

 

Tampa Bay Lightning Projected Lines

 

(updated November 7, 2009 by RawCharge subject to change)

Forward Lines:

Ryan Malone - Vincent Lecavalier - Alex Tanguay
Stephane Veilleux - Steven Stamkos - Martin St. Louis
James Wright - Jeff Halpern - Steve Downie
Drew Miller - Zenon Konopka - Ryan Craig


Defense:

Mattias Ohlund | Matt Walker
David Hale | Andrej Meszaros
Lukas Krajicek | Kurtis Foster

Goalies

Antero Niitymaki (starter)
Mike Smith

 



Other Previews

Tampa Bay Lightning official team preview

Jon Jordan at Hockey Buzz

TSN.ca's Lightning/Canadiens preview

Full Les Habitants coverage at Habs Eyes on the Prize

Four Habs Fans game preview