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Record: Lightning (8-6-2) Jets (5-9-3)

Previous games: October 29 - Lightning 1-0

Game time: 8:30pm EDT on SUN (HD)

The Lightning have won 12 straight against the Jets/Thrashers team. Currently we have the longest active win streak by a team against an opponent going and there's no reason this streak has to end tonight. The Jets have also just lost to the worst team in the league this past weekend (losing 2-1 to Columbus), and for all intents and purposes, they have lost their last 5 straight games. So we've established that this team sucks and we get to play them tonight.

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The Jets have struggled with consistency in their game. Although I complain about lack of consistency with the Lightning, the Jets have been pretty atrocious. Although I'm not sure if people expected better based on last season's performance.

But I'm not going to sit here and bitch about expectations of the Jets or how badly the media pissed people off when they were writing about the 'return of the Jets' to Winnipeg. Who the f-ck cares? It's the Winnipeg/Canadian media that write what they want, and I haven't seen many Jets fans pissed off about how the media wrote the stories. To me there was more bitching from non-Jets fans about making a distinction in the Jets-formerly-known-as-the-Thrashers as opposed to saying the Jets were returning. Seriously, who cares? Jets suck, that's all you really need to know.

The Lightning have been dealing with a boatload of injuries and in losses like Saturday night's in St. Louis, it's been painful to watch. If you haven't seen what kind of a difference having Ohlund, Hedman and Malone in the line-up makes, well I don't know what games you've been watching recently. It's not just their performance, but the leadership that comes with those guys that has been missing. The Blues found a way to create odd man rushes at the Lightning's expense so the Lightning need to be careful about turning the puck over. I hate to be like every other hockey players spitting out cliches, but simple hockey is what we need. Let's go for a 13 game win streak over them.

Go bolts

Line-up Notes:

  • Roloson will get the start in goal
  • Hedman is a game time decision