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Bolts vs. Canadiens Keys to the Game

Wednesday, 04.04.2012 / 10:32 AM / Bolts Report
By Rick Peckham  - Tampa Bay Lightning Broadcaster
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Bolts vs. Canadiens Keys to the Game
Hello Bolts Nation!

The Lightning wrap up the season on the road this week in Canada, and here are a few things Chief, Chris Dingman and I will be discussing tonight in Montreal at 7:30 on Sun Sports:

KEY 1: GO, STAMMER, GO!
Steven's remarkable push for 60 goals has almost reached its mark win three games to go. Josh Gorges and P.K. Subban should be assigned to stop him tonight with Peter Budaj in goal. We'll all enjoy watching Stammer's historic attempt at the raucous Bell Centre. What a scene!
KEY 2: PACK THE ENERGY
The Bolts put on a great show in the home finale Monday and need to transfer that energy on the road this week. Stamkos' exploits have put more meaning into these final games.
KEY 3: KEEP THE LEGS MOVING
For most of the season, the Lightning's opponents had 30 more power-play chances than they did. Lately, it's been reversed. Tampa Bay's had 17 more chances in the last 20 games or so. Playing more aggressively (as in keeping the feet moving to draw penalties) and staying out of the box (a bugaboo earlier) have paid off.

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.