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Record: Lightning (43-24-11) Blackhawks (42-27-8)

Game time: 7:00pm EST on NHLN-US (HD), SUN, RDS and on the radio at 620 WDAE

This is the second time we play the Blackhawks this year, last time we won in a shootout with this unreal spin move by Marty. Blackhawk fans may this it was unfair, or maybe a joke, but hey, it is what it is in the NHL.

The Lightning won yesterday against the Wild....but it was the Wild. A win tonight would be more meaningful for the club and the Western Conference. But as a Canucks fan, I'm also not a fan of playing the Hawks again the in the playoffs for the third year in a row. I'm so torn on whether I want the Lightning to win or Chicago to get some more points and switch spots in Anaheim or Nashville.

After tonight, the Lightning have one more game on the roadtrip against Buffalo before coming home to finish off the season in two divisional games. They are just 3 points away from a 100 point season and still close enough to overtake the Pens for home ice advantage.

Go Bolts!

Line-up Notes:

  • Lightning injuries: Randy Jones
  • Blackhawks injuries: Jordan Hendry, Dave Bolland, Patrick Sharp

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