Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
When: 7:30 PM EST | Tickets: Check availability
Media: Sun Sports (cable) | 970 AM WFLA(radio) | Twitter Live Stream
Opponent Coverage: Pension Plan Puppets, The Leafs Nation, Blue and White Brotherhood
Admittedly not much of a preview; apologies to site rgulars for that.
Ben Bishop will start in goal for the Lightning tonight, he's 31-11-3 at current with a .913 sae percentage and a 2.39 GAA. He'll be facing Jonathan Bernier, who is 19-10-5 with a .916 save percentage and a 2.70 GAA in 41 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Nikita Nesterov will be back in the lineup for the Lightning tonight, along with newly-recalled Vladislav Namestnikov. Vladdy was called up on an emergency basis due to J.T. Brown having a upper-body injury. The morning skate was optional so how he fits in the line combos remains to be seen.... Likely he'll be centering Valtteri Filppula and Cedric Paquette, with Jonathan Drouin on Brian Boyle's wing once more.