06 January 2010
After a few days off, the Lightning begin a short 3 game roadtrip with a date with the Sabres tonight. They'll be facing off with two teams with the best goalies in the East finishing off with a back to back game against a team that got their goalie off of waivers, should be a fun trip.
Enemy blog: Check out Vance over at Double Edged Sabres
This is the second meeting between the two teams. The Sabres (26-11-4) have won the last four straight games and look to continue tonight. NHL's second star of the week, Mike Smith has now won four of his last six stars, and he's started six in a row.
But tonight, the team will be against a goalie who I think has been the best goalie so far of the 2009-2010 season, Ryan Miller. According to the Lightning official preview, the Sabres have been outshot 62-20 in the opening period of the last 5 games, and they still came out with four wins, that says that Miller was the one who kept them in the game.
The Lightning will face a tough game tonight if Miller is playing his best tonight.
- Halper and Fedoruk are still out