It can be asked -- who starts between the pipes?
John Tortorella likes to go with the hot hand, but he is also usually aware of the physical capabilities of his netminders... That being said, that has not stopped him from starting goalies (be it Nikolai Khabibulin or John Grahame) from starting two games in a row.
With last night's win, Sean Burke faced a good bit of work and turned away enough shots to earn the Lightning the win... Do you go with Burke?
Or does the Lightning pay attention to the fact the 38 year old netminder is coming off a groin injury, doesn't play well against the breakaway and already has two losses to Washingotn to his credit, while Grahame has the teams sole win against the Caps?
Burke's overdue for a W versus Alex Ovechkin... But the streaking Lightning are also overdue to punctuate their mini streak with a loss... Lets put that off as long as possible and - dare I say it - start Grahame in goal. John's rested, and while he isn't sound -- he's not a seive either.