Erik Erlendsson has the lineup  for tonight's game against Detroit.
At first blush, it looks like Karri Ramo  is going to get the start tonight in net. Count me as in favor of Ramo having about a 34 save shutout tonight and really putting the Lightning brass under the gun. A little controversy is healthy.
More importantly though, Torts is going with seven defensemen and it looks to me like these might be the seven he is currently thinking of keeping in Tampa while Dan Boyle recovers from wrist surgery. Doug Janik  and Bryce Lampman will be the #5 and #6 defensemen tonight while Mike Lundin  will be the #7. Is this a signal that Matt Smaby  is on the outside looking in?