There wasn't a game day thread up yet, so what they heck. I apologize in advance if these are to be started by someone other than noobs.
The game airs on Fox Sports Carolina as well as 99.9 the FAN.
1.) Tampa Bay did not skate today, based on the fact that they had mechanical problems with their plane last night and, according to Forslund at the STH skate this morning, the flu is going around the TB locker room.
2.) Tonight is Cam Ward's 400th NHL game.
3.) Boychuck/Staal/Tlusty on the first line; the Chad returns to be paired with Skinner/Jokinen; Eh Stew reunites with the Oreo line.
4.) A rookie Stamkos borrowed a pen from Chip Alexander and never gave it back. Will Chip seek restitution tonight?
5.) It is Eric Staal wall cling night. I have not heard the over/under on how many Jeff Skinner has requested in lieu of game tickets.
6.) TB is on the hunt for their fourth straight victory.
7.) The Captain has a 9-game points streak going.
8.) ZOMG, Mike Commodore!
edit: Sounds like Mathieu Garon is in net tonight for the Bolts.
Last edited by PaulProteus: 03-03-2012 at 12:33 PM.
Bolts played last night and arrived way late with a flu running rampant and their backup (?) is starting.
That sounds like the kind of game we'd lose. Plus, we have a history of making Tampa backups look amazing. Montreal should beat the Leafs tonight and I have a bad feeling about us so at least the positive is we'd be back in 15th in the east.