17 January 2010
Terrible game Saturday night? Head over to Raw Charge for Cassie's recap of the game. Tokarski made his NHL debut in the game replacing Niitymaki after he let in 5 goals. Tokarski was not the only goalie to see his first NHL game on Saturday night, in Vancouver the Penguins' 4th string WHL goalie Alex Petrusky also made his NHL debut replacing John Curry after he also let in 5 goals. Toka made 5 saves in the 3rd period for the Lightning
- Mike Smith was sent back to Tampa. According to the athletic trainer it was not due to a setback, instead it was because it was decided that Smith wouldn't be ready to play the games in the current road trip, that he was sent back to Tampa to recover
- Smaby who was out with a concussion says that he is ready to play, so there is a chance he might be in the lineup for Monday night against Carolina
- Niitymaki will start in net against the Hurricanes
- The Lightning management have fired the head coach of the Norfolk Admirals Darren Rumble on Saturday and have name Jim Johnson as the new head coach
It's at the point in the game where there is 4:39 left in the 1st period and the Lightning are down 2-1. Vokoun throws his stick to block Malone trying to stuff the puck in on a wrap around and no penalty shot was awarded, instead another McCabe roughing penalty gets called.