17 October 2011
Record: Lightning (1-2-2) Panthers (2-1-0)
Previous games: 3-2 OT Shootout loss on Saturday Oct 15
Game time: 7:30pm EST on SUN (HD)It's the home opener of the season. Finally. After completing a pretty abysmal road trip, the Lightning are back at home at their newly renovated arena for three games. That's $40 million in renovations. A list of all the renovations that were being done can be found here. The list really is extensive, no? Personally I would be psyched for the cupholders.
We start things off our homestand with the second game in our home and home against the Panthers. Saturday night's affair looked like a mess of a team and Marc-Andre Bergeron taking things into his own hands. Too bad those hands aren't in the shootout. But a two wins in this homestand will have us back on track.
This is a huge night for the team tonight. Big expectations for the team playing at home for a game that means something since the playoffs. Big night for Roloson tonight and only a few more games until the Connolly decision comes down.
- Roloson gets the start for the Lightning and rookie Jacob Markstrom for the Panthers makes his NHL debut
- Shannon, Purcell and Gilroy are in
- Pyatt and Gervais are scratched