Bolts at Hurricanes Keys to the Game
Stirring win last night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum over the Rangers. Now it's up to Raleigh to meet the Hurricanes tonight at 7 on Sun Sports. Chief, Chris Dingman and I will be tossing around these subjects and more:
||KEY 1: SECOND THAT EMOTION
With apologies to Smokey Robinson, it will be a challenge to ramp up the energy and fervor for this one. Anyone who saw the game last night knows the emotional effort it took to overcome New York. Back to backs on the road are always tough, but the Bolts' wave of emotion has been building through this 13-5-2 run. This will be a good test.
||KEY 2: STALL STAHL
Eric has scored more goals and points vs. the Lightning than any other team, and he is riding a ten-game point streak coming in. He could get back one of his favorite wingers, Chad Larose, too. Guy Boucher has had success matching top lines, it's much more difficult on the road.
||KEY 3: FANNING THE FLAME
Can the Canes stop the Teddy Purcell-Steven Stamkos combo? Can anyone right now? Teddy has four 3-point games in the last six. Stammer has scored goals in six of eight. Aside from Cam Ward, Carolina is not known as a great defensive team, and their 6-1 stretch at home has turned into one win in the last four on this home stand.
Enjoy the game everyone!
A veteran of broadcasting professional hockey for the past 33 seasons, Rick Peckham is in his 16th season as the play-by-play announcer for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Sun Sports.
Author: Rick Peckham | Tampa Bay Lightning Broadcaster