Holmqvist starts tonight
If Marc Denis had any hopes of starting consecutive games for the first time this season, he was disappointed as Johan Holmqvist will start against the Flames. That likely has a lot to do with Holmqvist's terrific stats at the St. Pete Times Forum: 11-3-2 with a 2.11 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage.
Denis, as he has been throughout the season, was his classy self after the morning skate and spoke of how the most important thing is to build on his 28-save shootout victory over the Canadiens. At the same time, he said, "As quick as it is, it's now part of the past.''