That's not the response I expected tonight.
Marc Denis allowed 5 goals on 23 points in the loss before being spelled by Karri Ramo  who allowed 2 goals on 5 shots the rest of the way. Just a bad spot for the kid to get into. Dan Boyle had both Lightning goals and Vincent Lecavalier  had a pair of assists. Vaclav Prospal  and Martin St. Louis  added individual helpers.
The Lightning squandered an opportunity to climb to even with the Thrashers with the loss after having watched Atlanta lose an afternoon game to Pittsburgh. With just six games left to go in the season, the Lightning remain two points back with one head-to-head matchup left in the finale of the regular season.
Game sheet from NHL.com .