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Heh, Much Of A Lightning Strike.... - Canucks @ Lightning Gamethread

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4:30 pm PST, SNet Pac
Enemy territory: Raw Charge (they have frosted animal cookies)Enemy pro: Ohlie Ohlie Ohlie!Enemy con: Steven Stamkos is still really good.

Oh, how the mighty fall! Last spring, the Lightning pulled off a surprising playoff run, beating both the Flyers and Capitals in the first 2 rounds before being eliminated by the Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals. To think, only 9 months ago, I predicted a Canucks-Lightning SCF matchup. This year, they are currently sitting at a 17-20-3 record through 40 games, and way down in 13th place in the East. Comparing last year to this year, their powerplay is down by 7%, their PK by 4%, their goals per game down by 0.2, and their goals against per game up by 0.5. Crazy. They are relying on the tandem of Mathieu Garon and Dwayne Roloson in net, and it hasn't worked too well for them.

Coconuts go.