Weekend Southeast Shootout: Lightning vs. Thrashers briefs

WHERE: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
MEDIA: No Television in either market, 970 WFLA (radio), 620 WDAE (joined in progress at the conclusion of football coverage)

For the third time on this four game road trip, the Lightning will not be televised in the Tampa Bay market.  Radio coverage will be off the Lightning's flagship station in favor of NFL action... Not only will there be no local TV coverage, but there will be no TV broadcast in Atlanta either.

And the only appropriate word for this is FAIL.

Mike Lundin will participate in the pre-game skate for the Lightning and Rick Tocchet told Erik Erlendsson that Lundin "should" play. That's not assured. It'd be Lundin's first NHL game in almost a year. No word on who would be scratched but Kurtis Foster has often been the odd man out in the defensive roation.

Antero Niittymaki shoudl be between the pipes for the Bolts. He has not played in a week...

TB's lines are posted after the jump.

Tampa Bay Lightning Projected Lines

(updated November 22, 2009 by RawCharge subject to change)

Forward Lines:

Ryan Malone - Vincent Lecavalier - Paul Sczczechura
Alex Tanguay - Steven Stamkos - Martin St. Louis
James Wright - Jeff Halpern - Steve Downie
Todd Fedoruk - Zenon Konopka - Stephane Veilleux


Victor Hedman | Andrej Meszaros
David Hale | Matt Walker
Lukas Krajicek | Mike Lundin


Antero Niittymaki (starter)
Mike Smith

Other Previews

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