NHL Game Night: 11-14-11 Lightning at Jets

Rock bottom?


Dwayne Roloson allowed 4 goals on 22 shots for the loss before giving way to Mathieu Garon, who allowed 1 on 17 shots. Roloson got sidetracked with doing a little acting trying to embellish contact around his crease, which he is wont to do, and lost focus, in my opinion. At the point this team is at, extracurriculars like that can't be put before fundamentals. Can't be.

First Period
WPG Kane (6), (Byfuglien, Burmistrov), 4:51
WPG Byfuglien (3), (Kane), 13:02

Second Period
WPG Flood (3), (Stapleton, Little)(PP), 7:49
TB St. Louis (4), (Stamkos, Lecavalier), 10:47
WPG Ladd (5), (Oduya, Stapleton), 12:14

Third Period
WPG Stapleton (2), (Glass), 10:04
TB Stamkos (11), (Gilroy), 10:26

Steven Stamkos was second star. Small solace.

That's a team that the Lightning haven't lost to in 2 years. 12 straight games. And they got rolled. Now you're hearing accusations that there are passengers on the team, people are questioning the goaltender, and Boucher just can't seem to get any of his mind tricks to work. At some point, when coaching fails, the GM has to make a move on the roster, and if there are passengers, there need to be consequences. No one is entitled to dress and play in the NHL or pull an NHL game check. These last 2 games have been utterly embarrassing after the triumph of the Flyers win.

Brett Connolly was -2 with 2 shots in 14:43.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.