NHL Game Night: 12-5-11 Lightning at Senators

And the Lightning continue to circle the drain...

TB-2
OTT-4

Dwayne Roloson allowed 4 goals on 31 shots for the loss. He held the Lightning in the game when they didn't deserve to be in the first period, but the second goal he allowed was very questionable and led to the third period collapse.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
TB Gervais (2), (Stamkos, Bergeron), 13:52
OTT Smith (7), (Cowen, Daugavins), 16:46

Third Period
TB St. Louis (8), (Stamkos), 3:35
OTT Alfredsson (6), (Spezza, Anderson), 8:58
OTT Foligno (8), (Alfredsson, Winchester), 15:33
OTT Smith (8), (Gonchar, Phillips), 16:19

I give. If the Lightning don't pull out of this tailspin tomorrow, then Yzerman needs to start working the phones.

Brett Connolly was -1 with 2 penalty minutes and 2 shots in 8:48. There was talk he'd be in the press box tonight. He hasn't looked very effective offensively, lately. It might be time for a brief look from upstairs a la what happened in Stamkos' rookie season.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.