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Game 51, Discussion Thread: Philadelphia Flyers at Tampa Bay Lightning

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Philadelphia Flyers (33-12-5, 71 pts) at Tampa Bay Lightning (31-15-5, 67 pts)

7:30 p.m. tonight at St. Pete Times Forum in St. Petersburg, Florida

Catch the action on CSN Philly in HD, Sun Sports in HD, and 610 WIP

[Game Preview] - [Game Page] - [Tampa Perspective]

Tonight's goaltenders:


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Sergei Bobrovsky 32 1832 21 6 74 2.42 925 851 .920 0


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Dwayne Roloson 30 1740 13 16 73 2.52 887 814 .918 3

After the jump, lineups, questions to answer and in-game chat.

Flyers Projected Lineup

van Riemsdyk - Richards - Nodl
Hartnell - Briere - Leino
Zherdev - Giroux - Carter
Carcillo - Betts - Powe

Pronger - Carle
Coburn - Timonen
Meszaros - O'Donnell

Scratches: Oskars Bartulis (flu), Jody Shelley (flu)

Lightning Projected Lineup

Gagne - Stamkos - Downie
Malone - LeCavalier - St. Louis
Bergenheim - Moore - Purcell
Hall - Thompson - Tyrell

Clark - Hedman
Ohlund - Lundin
Jones - Kubina

Scratches: Mattias Ritola (healthy), Matt Smaby (healthy), Mike Smith (healthy), Ryan Malone (injured)

Questions to Answer

  1. Steven Stamkos scores about 99.9 percent of his goals by sneaking down around the bottom of the circle and blasting a one-timer into the net. He ate Braydon Coburn alive with this last time these teams met. Can the Flyers stop that?
  2. Gagne has been much better lately for the Lightning. How's he do tonight?
  3. The Lightning are terrible in transition and in the neutral zone. Can the Flyers exploit that weakness?
  4. The power play actually scored some goals in the last game before the break. That ends the several-month-long funk, right? (Probably not.)

7:30 start. Go Flyers.