End of the road?
Ben Bishop  allowed 3 goals on 37 shots for the loss. We're starting to see what the book is on Bishop now. He's tough as nails to score on in close but may be a little more vulnerable from long range a la Martin Brodeur and a few other bigger-sized goaltenders. I've been pleasantly surprised how he handles himself as a puck handler, on top of that.
01:52 TB Lecavalier (8), (St. Louis, Salo)
03:14 WSH Ovechkin (24), (Hillen, Backstrom)
06:37 TB Killorn (7), (Lecavalier, Carle)
12:54 WSH Carlson (6), (Ward, Hillen)
16:21 WSH Ward (8), (Perrault, Chimera)
19:55 WSH Ovechkin (25), (Ribiero)(EN)
Vincent Lecavalier  was the game's third star. He has 3 points in 3 games since returning from the broken foot.
It's a tough, tough way to see your season possibly slip away. The past 2 nights saw a pair of 1 goal games that could've easily gone the other way, and just 1 or 2 mistakes and bad bounces made the difference. It's a shame, and the kind of thing that should keep these guys up at nights during the offseason. My biggest regret is that the outcome of these games may very well have gone the other way had Victor Hedman  been in the lineup. Again, it's a shame.
The Lightning's divisional deficit grows back to 8 points, with seemingly not enough games left to close the gap.
Alex Killorn  had a beautiful goal and was -1 with 2 shots in 16:19.
Matt Taormina  was -1 with 1 hit and 2 blocked shots in 16:52.
Tyler Johnson  had 1 shot, 1 hit, and was 58% on draws in 11:15.
Richard Panik  was -1 with 1 blocked shot in 13:15. The guy has got to quit giving away the puck in the neutral zone. It's a career killing bad habit.
Radko Gudas  was -1 with 2 shots and 7 hits in 19:26.