In today's matinee game of my day, the Lightning won at MSG 2-1.


I love this photo so much.

So todays game was both great and pointed out some serious flaws with the Lightning.

Let start with the good:
-sweeping the season the series over the Rangers was awesome
-winning the first game of the roadtrip after the long homestand we've had was a great way to head into the final stretch of games
-Lecavalier continued to put up points with a PPG

And now the flaws:
-letting in ANOTHER shorthanded goal
-our powerplay looks like sh-t
-Dubinsky was able to outwork whoever the Lightning put against him in the faceoff circle
-let me reiterate, our special teams sucks so hard

But we're moving on to the next game which is on Wednesday in New Jersey.

But obviously, tomorrow is trade deadline day. The official deadline for trades is at 3pm ET. You can catch me on twitter tomorrow (I'll be tweeting under my Benched Whale account), and I'll have some thoughts up on the blog tomorrow midway through the day, and again at the end of the day when the day is over.

It will be interesting to see what Yzerman does with his first trade deadline day. Will he want to add in another defenceman (because we always need one) or another forward (he did just send down Harju, no? But then again Malone will be back in a few weeks....) or does he stand pat and try not to ruin team chemistry? I personally think he needs to make a move, for a defenceman in particular, because I believe that a team need to carry 8 defencemen into the playoffs in case of injury. Obviously doing well this year is a bit of a surprise being that this is Yzerman's first year as a GM, but you never know if you are going to get as good as a chance ever again.

So defenceman? Go get me a defenceman Yzerman.