30 March 2010
3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, oh just another day in the life of the Tampa Bay Lightning. It was penalty mayhem in the 3rd period for the Lightning, way to blow your 1 goal lead boy. At least tonight didn't turn in to a 3 point night, so in retrospect for a better draft pick, have fun with those two points CBJ.
Enemy Blog: Pay your respects to the boys over at The Pensblog
No rest for the weak, tonight's game is in Pittsburgh at 7:30pm. Last game of the season tonight against the Pens, but this one could be interesting since it was only 2 weeks ago that Downie attempted to slewfoot Crosby. Crosby himself hadn't scored in seven games, but that drought was ended on Sunday night when he scored twice against the Leafs. The Pens have been without Gonchar and Malkin for the past few games, but both could return tonight.
The Pens are currently battling the Devils for the division lead, ahead by just 1 point going in to tonight's game. Does this game matter to the Lightning? No. Are they going to play hard for their pride? No probably not. Will Downie be stupid again tonight? Oh, more than likely.
Tonight the Lightning will be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs if they lose tonight, so you're saying there's still a chance?
Victor Hedman is out with a hip flexor injury so Matt Lashoff has been called up from NorfolkGame time: 7:30pm ET on Versus (HD) and SUN (HD)