In a hard place at the Rock: Lightning at Devils Open Thread

Martin Brodeur is sitting out this one because he is being honored at The Rock for becoming the all time wins leader among NHL Goaltenders.  Karri Ramo will start between the pipes for the Lightning while former Bolt, Kevin "Shady Eighty" Weekes will be minding the net for the Devils in Brodeur's steed.

Matt Smaby will play while Richard Petiot is out.  David Koci will serve as the #6 defensiveman and Lightning fans will be left to wonder again why the last callup was offensive (no pun intended) instead of defensive.

Tampa Bay Lightning Projected Lines

(last updated April 3rd, 2009 by

Offensive Lines:

Ryan Malone-Steven Stamkos-St.Louis
Vaclav Prospal - Jeff Halpern - Evgeny Artyukhin
Martins Karsums - Paul Szczechura - Matt Pettinger
Adam Hall - Ryan Craig - Brandon Bochenski

Defensive Pairings:

Matt Lashoff | Lukas Krajicek
Matt Smaby | Josef Melichar
Noah Welch | David Koci

And for the Devils --

Current Devils Lines

Zach Parise-Travis Zajac-Jamie Langenbrunner
Patrik Elias-Dainius Zubrus-Brian Gionta
Brian Rolston-John Madden-Brendan Shanahan
Mike Rupp-Bobby Holik-David Clarkson

Paul Martin-Johnny Oduya
Colin White-Mike Mottau
Bryce Salvador-Niclas Havelid

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