If it weren't for bad luck, the Lightning would have no luck, right now.
Dan Ellis  allowed 3 goals on 17 shots for the loss.
07:16 MIN Clutterbuck (6), Cullen (11), Havlat (10)(PP)
11:31 TB St Louis (7), Clark (4), Stamkos (13)(PP)
12:55 MIN Madden (3), Havlat (11), Zidlicky (5)
19:30 MIN Miettinen (4), Brunette (6), Koivu (12)(PP)
19:11 MIN Nystrom (1), unassisted(EN)
Martin St. Louis  was the game's third star.
Despite outshooting Minnesota 38-18, the Lightning didn't generate as many chances as the lopsided shot totals might suggest. People thinking it's easy to absorb losing a player like Vincent Lecavalier  out of your lineup, and especially off your power play, should take notice.
Mattias Ritola  had 1 shot in 10:57 and was 43% on draws.
Johan Harju  was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 9:10. He was soft a couple of times along the wall, weakly moving a puck blindly to a Minny point man on one play and meekly moving a puck along in the neutral zone on another. Other than blind passes to the middle of the ice, that's the quickest way I know of to get an NHL coach to send you back down.
Dana Tyrell  played a very quiet 8:56.