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UP NEXT: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

What: Tampa Bay Lightning (1-1-0) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (1-1-0)

When: 8:35 tonight

Where: Chicago Stadium

TV/radio: WQYK-1010 AM

Coaches: Tampa Bay _ Terry Crisp. Chicago _ Darryl Sutter.

Players to watch: Tampa Bay _ Brian Bradley, center; John Tucker, left wing; Rob Zamuner, left wing; Chris Kontos, left wing; Mikael Andersson, right wing; Rob Ramage, defenseman; Wendell Young, goaltender. Chicago _ Jeremy Roenick, center; Steve Larmer, right wing; Christian Ruuttu, center; Chris Chelios, defenseman; Ed Belfour, goaltender.

What to expect: Remember what you expected from the Blackhawks in the season-opener Wednesday in Tampa?

A bump-and-grind defense. One of the league's best penalty-killing teams (stopping 84.2 percent of opponents' power plays last season), led by right wing Dirk Graham, Chelios and Belfour. And a lot of penalties (they were the second-most penalized team last year).

Well, you saw one of those aspects _ the penalties, 40 minutes worth _ as the Lightning embarrassed Chicago, last year's Stanley Cup finalist, 7-3. The Lightning scored on three of 11 power plays.

Things could be different today in the Blackhawks' home opener. Chicago had the third-best home record in the league last year (23-9-8, .675 percentage).

"We weren't ready; it was disgusting," Roenick said. "I was the worst player out there, I'll admit it. You didn't see Blackhawk hockey. It's going to be a lot different (today). I guarantee it."

_ BRIAN LANDMAN

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