I'll be at the game tonight too..somewhere in the upper deck. If you see a bearded guy in a blue/black/white striped Lightning beanie, that's me.
Lightning need a good performance, and TB needs to take advantage of a depleted Carolina lineup. The forecheck has to be there tonight, because the Canes defense is full of guys who haven't been there long and are playing with new defensive partners. We also need to be aware of the Staals, Semin, and Tlusty, they are playing very well right now.
Garon played VERY well last game in Carolina (5-1 W), so I'm excited to see him play again. I would not mind us lighting Dan Ellis up, putting him and his butlers in a bad mood. Ellis has looked decent so far this season compared to Ward because Ellis played during the lockout, Ward didn't. Gotta get pucks on the net...rebounds will be there.
And Barry Melrose? Pft...Stamkos got <10 minutes a game under him. No punchline needed...
Biggest game of the year so far, a must win. They need to make sure they get the puck out of our zone no more sloppy passes and giveaways. Keep up the forecheck and generate pressure and lots of shots. Lets hope our Bolts don't disappoint. Go Bolts!