18 November 2010
Tonight is the second game in our back to back, tonight against the Flyers. Ritola is expected to get a call regarding his hit on Matt Moulson last night, but no hearing has been scheduled as of yet according to Darren Dreger.
The Flyers are coming into tonight's game 12-5-2, and have gone 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. Last game they played was on Monday against the Habs where they lost 3-0. The story to come out of that game was Mike Richards' warning to PK Subban to sit the f-ck down. Ok maybe he didn't say that, but he talked about respect and how Subban doesn't have that yet. I'm agreeing with Richards on this one.
Last night on twitter there was talk of Sergei Bobrovsky getting a rest tonight since he has started the last 11 games. So will we see Brian Boucher in net tonight? For the Lightning, expect to see Mike Smith tonight since Ellis played last night in New York.
-The Lightning have recalled defenceman Matt Roy and forward James Wright from Norfolk as per a press release issued by the team
-Sergei Bobrovsky is starting tonight for the Flyers
-Ritola has been suspended two games as per Erlendsson
-As per Erlensson's twitter: Dan Ellis gets the start tonight, rest of lineup undecided, sounds like Hedman is a gametime decision while Smaby tweaked his sore ankle
There is another watch party going on tonight, and tonight's location will be at the Champions Sports Bar at the Marriott Waterside. Full info for the event can be found here on the Lightning website, and you can RSVP via Facebook.
Mike SmithDan Ellis will get the start in goal
- Simon Gagne, Vincent Lecavalier is out for the Lightning
- Michael Leighton, Matt Walker and Ian Laperierre are out for the Flyers
Your pre-game reading links:
- Official Lightning preview
- Flyers Goal Scored By... has a look at teams with a lot of long term contracts
- Broadstreet Hockey with a post on Sergei Bobrovsky and his 12 in a row starts
- Raw Charge's game preview
Game time: 7:00pm EST on NHLN-US(HD), SUN (HD)