Sunday, January 02, 2011

Roloson Comes To The Southeast

In some division news, the Tampa Bay Lightning make a trade to pull in better goaltending. The Bolts trade for Dwayne Roloson from the New York Islanders. The trade bolsters the Bolts' goaltending core and may make things interesting for the Capitals.

In 13 games played, Roloson is 6-4-3 against the Capitals with a 2.40 goals against average and a save percentage of .909. A much better record than Dan Ellis and injured Mike Smith. Neither Bolt goaltender have a win against the Caps.

As Tampa is looking to de-throne the three-time Southeast Division Champs, they needed to get solid goaltending. Why not get a goaltender the Caps have had a hard time with in Roloson. Although the Caps did open up with 4 goals in 12 shots the last time they faced him, chasing him from the net after the first period.

The Caps may get their next chance to face Roloson on Tuesday night as the Lightning visit the Caps at the Verizon Center. The Caps next four games are against division foes in the Lightning and the Panthers.

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