Tonight, the Panthers head across the state to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. Last time these 2 met, the Panthers won handily, 4-0. The last time these 2 met, Barry Melrose was behind the Lightning bench. Tonight, Rick Tocchet goes in search for his first win as head coach. Tocchet lost his coaching debut last night, 3-2 in a shootout to the Carolina Hurricanes. The Panthers also lost their last game, 3-2, to the Red Wings.
Not making the trip to the Gulf Coast is Cory Stillman, who's still suffering from symptoms of a concussion. This means Frolik will probably continue to see time on the first line with Horton. Frolik has had chances lately, he just hasn't been able to get one in. He won't keep getting these opportunities once the Panther scorers get healthy if he doesn't produce.
I'm headed out the door, headed to the game! Check back tomorrow morning for a recap. Photos to follow.