16 November 2009
Oh cry me a river. A 4 hour flight and whoever is writing for the Lightning twitter account is sounding like they have it bad with travel. They do not.
Enemy Blog: Coyotes blogs? They do actually exist. Check out Hipchecks for your fix of the desert dogs.
This is the first of two meetings between the Lightning and the Coyotes, and is the 1st of a 4 game roadtrip The roadtrip consists of the Coyotes tonight, the Ducks on Thursday and a back to back game starting on Saturday against Carolina followed by the Thrashers on Sunday.
The Coyotes are playing better than people expected this year. People think that just because financially you suck and
The official Lightning website game preview says that the big story is: "The Lightning have surged into the Eastern Conference playoff picture by picking up at least one point in nine of their last 10 games."
Which is not quite the way I look at it. In fact if the playoffs started today, because we only got 1 point last night, we are NOT in the picture. Points from OT losses are pity points, not exactly something you want to get excited about in November. That is not called surging.
The Lightning hope to improve their road record, which already looked better on the last trip out, going 2-1-1. They will meet former Bolt Radim Vrbata tonight, who has 5 goals and 4 assists so far this season. He got the game winner against Dallas on Saturday night.
- Ryan Craig and Matt Smaby have been assigned to the Admirals
- Mattias Ohlund is questionable for tonight's game with a lower body injury