Clunker to cap opening homestand.
Ben Bishop allowed 4 goals on 16 shots for the loss. First goal was a breakaway where the shooter got their own rebound. The second was a perfect tip. The third was a crazy bounce off the corner boards. The fourth was a perfect shot by Soderberg. I can't throw Bishop under the bus for this.
19:35 COL Duchene (1), (MacKinnon, Tyutin)
19:08 COL Duchene (2), (Wiercioch, Grigorenko)
7:53 COL Martinsen, (Colborne, Wiercioch)
12:22 COL Soderberg (2), (Duchene, Zadorov)
Colorado played about as good a game defensively as they're capable of and the Lightning were just a hair off offensively and that was a recipe for frustration tonight. Then you had a badly bouncing puck result in the breakaway for Colorado's first goal and another crazy bounce off the corner boards result in their third goal, so they had some luck to go with their other two goals, which were opportunistic. I can't really get overly upset about a little bad luck considering the Lightning stole 3-4 points in the first few games of the homestand. Chalk up tonight as things evening up and move on. Things have gotten a little stale with this many home games stacked to start the year, so it's probably a good thing the team is going to hit the road now and shake things up a little bit and do a little more team building. That should be a good thing.
Brayden Point had 2 shots and 1 hit in 15:34.