Update: Riku Helenius started in goal Thursday night, Helenius, not as tall as the others at 6’3”.
The Finish goalie played in 32 games for the Syracuse Crunch, going 17-14-0 record with four shutouts with a 2.57 goals-against average. Cedrick Desjardins is the back up.
Ben Bishop and Anders Lindback will suit up for the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight for a preseason game against the Nashville Predators.
The goaltending situation in Tampa will be a storyline until either Lindback or Bishop establish a starting role. You can win hockey games with a solid tandem but to win in the playoffs a team needs a true number one goaltender.
Roster for 9/20 @ St. Louis