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Saturday, 12.13.2008 / 1:19 PM / Lightning Insider
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The high is about 7 degrees in lovely Kanata today as we get ready to wrap up the Lightning's "Winter Wonderland Tour '08" tonight in Ottawa. The Bolts are hoping to improve to 2-0 against the Sens this season while building on Thursday's 3-1 win in Montreal.

The other story catching much of the attention of the local hockey-covering media is the Canadian World Junior team camp, which began yesterday here. Lightning prospects Dana Tyrell and Dustin Tokarski are among the attendees, and both have strong chances of being chosen. The Lightning's Brian Lawton, Claude Loiselle and Jim Hammett have taken the opportunity to catch the workouts.

Mike Smith is expected to be back in the net tonight, and both Adam Hall and Matt Pettinger appear ready to get back in the lineup. Interim Head Coach Rick Tocchet wouldn't say who is scratched though Evgeny Artyukhin and Radek Smolenak are possibles, and it's likely the decision won't be made until after warmups tonight.