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Michael Stuart
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 09.09.2020

Jan 12 @ 11:49 PM ET
Michael Stuart: Opening Night Preview: Lightning vs. Blackhawks
HenryHockey
Season Ticket Holder
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Gwinn, MI
Joined: 01.26.2020

Jan 12 @ 11:53 PM ET
1ST!!! Can't wait to see dem new Wings come tear you up .
Leafsandbolts
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Joined: 08.14.2010

Wednesday @ 12:10 AM ET
Should be a straight forward victory 4 - 1.
jvar17
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Joined: 08.18.2014

Wednesday @ 7:37 AM ET
I wonder how the powerplay will look like without Kucherov. With Stamkos back I’m sure it won’t be much worse, if at all. Palat should be able to slot into Kuch’s spot more easily than Stamkos’s, and he was already great on the PP in the playoffs.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Wednesday @ 10:48 AM ET
1ST!!! Can't wait to see dem new Wings come tear you up .
- HenryHockey

We'll win 1 if we're lucky.
Chunk
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Orange, CA
Joined: 11.06.2015

Wednesday @ 11:47 AM ET
The Hawks have a lot of new faces (specifically in net). On paper this should be an easy win. That said, the Hawks have bee preaching playing as a team with less run-n-gun to their game and more defense.

At least it's hockey to watch again. Good luck!
stammerman
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 07.05.2013

Wednesday @ 6:12 PM ET
I wonder how the powerplay will look like without Kucherov. With Stamkos back I’m sure it won’t be much worse, if at all. Palat should be able to slot into Kuch’s spot more easily than Stamkos’s, and he was already great on the PP in the playoffs.


From the reports I have seen Stamkos is in his normal spot. They have Palat down low with Point in middle, Hedman at the blue line and Sergachev in Kucherov's spot running the power play.

They have also put Point in Kucherov's spot with Palat and Killorn rotating between the middle and down low.

I think these will likely be the First PP for a few games at least.
stammerman
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 07.05.2013

Wednesday @ 6:14 PM ET
Michael, I don't think the Lightning are raising the banner tonight. They have been very coy in their wording to say they are unveiling the banner. They have been around different locations in Tampa today with the new banner and the mascot showing it off.
Michael Stuart
Ottawa Senators
Location: "Caresi > Corsi"
Joined: 10.24.2011

Wednesday @ 6:17 PM ET
Michael, I don't think the Lightning are raising the banner tonight. They have been very coy in their wording to say they are unveiling the banner. They have been around different locations in Tampa today with the new banner and the mascot showing it off.
- stammerman


They were pretty specific in their wording. Unveil, not raise. I don't expect them to raise it until fans are in the stands.
BluesDroogie
St Louis Blues
Location: St. Louis, MO
Joined: 06.12.2014

Wednesday @ 9:03 PM ET
Between the Blackhawks and the Dead Wings I think the Lightning already have 16 wins ha ha ha ha