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Lightning in Chicago Preview and GDT: A Goal? A Win?

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Game #17: Tampa Bay Lightning (6-6-4) at Chicago Black Hawks (5-8-0)
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Location: United Center
Broadcast/Streaming: ESPN+, HULU, TVAS, SN360

Opponent’s Site: Second City Hockey


The Lightning will continue to work through their slump with a game in Chicago tonight. The power play has cooled off, the mistakes in the defensive zone has gone up, meaning wins have been hard to come by. They’ve been shutout in two straight games, out-scored 0-9. Tonight, they hope to end that streak, and close the season series against Chicago with a win. Oh yes, we won’t be seeing Corey Perry’s team for the rest of the year after two meetings within a week.

Cooper gave a recap of the last game and why the Bolts lost. Hopefully they can get out of this negative feedback loop, it feels like their confidence is shot.

One thing that might help is the return of Erik Cernak, who skated next to Victor Hedman on the first pair in practice yesterday. He was out for a pair of games where Philippe Myers replaced him. Now Myers is back to Syracuse, Haydn Fleury is back from his conditioning stint, and Cernak is back in the lineup.

The forward lineup continues to evolve. Now we’re seeing ABB on the fourth line, Cirelli and Paul together on the second line, and Eyssimont at 3C — creating an Eyssi-motte line. The first line of Hagel-Point-Kucherov is the only three-forward combo we have seen before.

Stats Match-Up

Game #16Tampa Bay LightningSt. Louis Blues
Overall Record6-6-45-8-0
Home Record4-2-21-3-0
Road Record2-4-24-5-0
Goals For5334
Goals Against5945
Power Play31%11%
Penalty Kill85%80%
Stats via ESPN and Natural Stat Trick

Lineups and Goalies

Tampa Bay Lightning Projected Lines

Brandon Hagel – Brayden Point – Nikita Kucherov
Steven Stamkos – Anthony Cirelli – Nick Paul
Tanner Jeannot – Michael Eyssimont – Tyler Motte
Waltteri Merelä – Luke Glendening – Alex Barré-Boulet

Victor Hedman – Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev – Darren Raddysh
Calvin de Haan – Nick Perbix

Jonas Johansson
Matt Tomkins

via Gabby Shirley from practice

Chicago Projected Lines

Chicago’s lines are in a bit of flux at the moment, based on their practice yesterday. We’ll see what they turn into.

Nick Foligno – Connor Bedard – Philipp Kurashev
Taylor Hall* – Lukas Reichel – Taylor Raddysh
Tyler Johnson – Jason Dickinson – Corey Perry
Ryan Donato – Mackenzie Entwistle – Reese Johnson
Boris Katchouk

*Hall won’t play tonight, we will see who replaces him.

Alex Vlasic – Seth Jones
Kevin Korchinski – Connor Murphy
Kaiser Wyatt – Isaak Phillips

Petr Mrazek
Arvid Soderblom

via Ben Pope and CapFriendly

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