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Bolts vs. Flyers Keys to the Game

Monday, 03.26.2012 / 11:42 AM / Bolts Report
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Bolts vs. Flyers Keys to the Game
Hi Bolts Nation!

First road game for the Lightning since March 8, and it's in Philly, too. Tough barn, as they say, but here's what you might look for in tonight's coverage on NBCSN and 970 WFLA at 7:30 p.m.:

KEY 1: K.I.S.S. (KEEP IT SIMPLE)
It doesn't have to be great, but, as the expected starting goalie for the Lightning tonight, Dwayne Roloson said after Saturday's win, the KISS method would do. Keep it simple, especially being on the road for the first time in almost three weeks. Flyers are 10-2-1 in March and have just clinched a playoff spot.
KEY 2: BETTER SPECIAL TEAMS
Lightning may get their power-play chances against the most penalized team in the league, but the PK certainly must shut down a 20% power-play that was 3-5 in its last game.
KEY 3: ALL HANDS SCORING
Now that Steven Stamkos and linemates are getting back on the scoresheet, the guys like Tom Pyatt and Ryan Malone will be needed too, to offset Philly's balanced attack.

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.