Bishop had an NHL playoff debut to forget. Despite the Lightning man-handling the Red Wings in game 1, Bishop surrendered three goals on 14 shots, including a leaky, shorthanded, game-winning goal to Luke Glendening. Bishop will look to be better this afternoon as the Lightning try to avoid going down 2-0 heading back to Detroit.
Drouin is expected to be a healthy scratch in Game 1.
It looks like Drouin will take a seat in game 1 as Vladimir Namestnikov gets set to suit up in his first career playoff game. Monitor Drouin’s status as the playoffs progress. The young forward is too goo to be held out of the lineup permanently.
Sustr missed the last six games of the regular season, but will be available for game 1 versus Detroit. Sustr, who is a giant at 6-foot-8, will be paired with Victor Hedman, who stands in at 6-foot-6. The two towers will likely play a ton of minutes against Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. Sustr had no goals, but 13 assists in 72 games with the Lightning this season.
Killorn missed the final three games of the regular season, but will play in Game 1 vs. Detroit. Killorn will skate on the top line with Steven Stamkos and Ryan Callahan as well as play on the second power-play unit. He had 15 goals and 23 assists (38 points) in 71 games this season.
Coburn has been out since March 10th, but he will get back into the lineup for Game 1 vs. the Red Wings. Coburn only appeared in four games with the Lightning before getting injured. In those contests he had two assists and a plus-3 rating. He will be paired with Matt Carle to start tonight.
Bishop had one of the best seasons of his career. It was the first time he has ever won 40 games and he did so while posting a 2.32 GAA, .916 SV% and four shutouts. He has never started an NHL playoff game, but did have success against the Red Wings this season. He went 3-1-0 with a 1.97 GAA and .921 SV% in four games vs. Detroit.
Garrison (upper-body) is not expected to be ready this week.
Garrison missed the final six games of the regular season and was not available for practice on Monday morning. Garrison is expected to miss at least the first two games of the playoffs, but could be ready next week.
Sustr missed the final six games of the regular season but was in practice on Monday and he is hopeful that he will return to the lineup in Game 1. He skated as an extra this morning, which is not a good sign, but he has two more days to get ready.
Killorn (undisclosed) is expected to play in Game 1.
Killorn missed the final three games of the season, but he was skating on the top line with Steven Stamkos and Ryan Callahan at practice this morning and is expected to play on Thursday. Killorn had 15 goals and 23 assists (37 points) in 71 games.
Drouin missed the season finale, but was on the ice for practice this morning which suggests that he will be fine for Thursday’s game. Drouin had just four goals, but 28 assists (32 points) in 70 games this season.
Killorn was at practice on Monday and is definitely getting closer to returning to the lineup after missing the final three games of the regular season. Killorn had 15 goals and 23 assists (38 points) in 71 games this season.
Coburn (lower-body) practiced in a regular jersey on Monday.
Coburn has been out since March 10th, but his availability for practice on Monday is a good sign for the Lightning, who don’t play Game 1 until Thursday. Continue to monitor Coburn’s status leading up to the start of the series vs. Detroit.