dmann422 Posted October 14, 2014 Share Posted October 14, 2014 (edited) DEVILS @ LIGHTNING - 7:30 PM ET TV: MSG Plus, SUN Radio: WFAN Breakdown: Well we’re two games in and so far, so good. At least that’s the easy way of putting it. Of course there’s always room for improvement (4th line anyone?). And tonight is game 3, which pits our New Jersey Devils against long-time heated rival Lightning. Yes, this storied franchise welcomes the Devils into the Tampa Bay Times For… err… Amelie Arena- I guess what with newspapers dying and all, motor oil companies are where the money’s at! Anyway, as I was saying, The Lightning are coming pumped up after a 7-1 shellacking of their heated division rival Canadiens (alright SD!). Hopefully they've gotten all those goals out of their system and are ready to be promptly shut out. As this is the second of a back to back for the Bolts, it’s possible that it'll be our old friend Evgeni Nabokov in net. The 39 year old is now the oldest active netminder in the league… That is until the inevitable Brodeur midseason comeback. By the way- our backup is the 2nd oldest. If not Nabokov, It's vezina hopeful Ben Bishop. Either way it can't be good for the Devils, we suck against backups and Bishop has been pretty good so far. In front of them is a fairly talented lineup, especially that forward group. Tampa tied for 10th in goals last year- Palat-Stamkos-Callahan Killorn-Filppula-Johnson Kucherov-Namestnikov-Brown Morrow-Boyle-Connolly Hedman-Stralman Garrison-Gudas Carle-Brewer The Devils head to Tampa flying high on their 11 goals in 2 games. And all 11 of those goals came against those defensive juggernauts that are the Florida MacDavi…I mean Panthers and Philadelphia Flyers. So no doubt we’re going to get a bit of a tougher test tonight against the Cup hopeful Lightning. To face that tougher completion, our beloved coach has stuck to his guns and kept the lineup in-tact, and despite what some perpetual naysayers cry, it’s hard to argue against such a daring strategy. I’m sure we’d all love to see Sal/Tootoo/Gio sitting in the press box eating pretzeldogs or whatever the heck they eat in Tampa, but when you’re winning you stick with what you got. And what we got is: Cammalleri-Zajac-Jagr Zubrus-Elias-Havlat Clowe-Henrique-Ryder Ruutu-Gionta-Tootoo Greene-Severson Gelinas-Merrill Salvador-Zidlicky Hopefully we can keep the good times rolling and send some of these Bolts fan’s home thinking of visiting the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. LGD! Edited October 14, 2014 by dmann422 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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