NHL Game Night: 12/2/10 Lightning at Bruins

Boston has always been hell for the Lightning.


Mike Smith allowed 5 goals on 22 shots for the loss before giving way to Dan Ellis, who allowed 3 on 10 shots. Honest question: is Mike Smith damaged goods? Physically, mentally, and emotionally, is he damaged goods? He allowed a goal from outside the blueline by leaving soon on a shoot in and misplayed a puck behind his net that led to another goal. He was never mentally tough even before his concussion problems, often overreacting to bad breaks. Where is Smitty's psyche now?

First Period
10:52 BOS Krejci (3), Lucic (10), Ference (3)
19:40 BOS Seidenberg (1), Ryder (9)

Second Period
06:48 BOS Lucic (12), Krejci (12), Horton (11) 15:14
TB Hedman (2), Malone (12), Bergenheim (7)
17:30 BOS Thornton (5), Marchand (7), Thomas (1)

Third Period
00:34 BOS Krejci (4), unassisted
01:50 BOS Ryder (7), unassisted
07:28 BOS Recchi (5), Ryder (10), Chara (7)(PP)
13:55 BOS Wheeler (6), Recchi (12)

Dana Tyrell had 2 shots in 15:06. If you can finish even in a game where your team gets whipped 8-1, you've done alright as a lower liner, in my opinion.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.