On the Flip Side -- Panthers at Lightning game thread
Technically the Lightning are the #3 seed in the East right now, and that hangs in the balance as they have the opportunity to claim a true point margin lead over the Atlanta Thrashers in the standings tonight when they face off in game 2 of a home and home series with the Panthers at the Forum.
Will this be a rivalry game, with vengeance in mind for the Lightning who played disappointingly against the Panthers the other night? Or will this be a schooling by the Lightning? Putting the Panthers firmly in their place as a bottom dweller of the NHL?
En fuego and now in the lead, chat away if you're not at the game...