05 January 2012
I had really good intentions on recapping these past two games and keep going on the roll I was going. As I was away on Whistler mountain for the holiday and regretfully (or smartly) looked at the score for the Leafs v. Lightning game while on my way back to the city. Leafs win 7-3?
So the decision not to watch that game, was easy. The high points from the box scores is that Stamkos scored another, low points seem to be the collapse of Roloson, the two PP goals that Toronto got in the 3rd period, OH AND THE FACT THAT THE LEAFS OUTSHOT THE LIGHTNING 42 TO 24. It also looks like the game was penalty city.
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Say hello to next year's conference rival team.
But then tonight, the Lightning seemed to look improved, outshooting the Senators 36 to 24. That's a positive. Stamkos also netted his 28th of the season and continues to lead the league in goals scored.
But again, when your goalie is not stopping a Zack Smith slapshot in the third, things aren't looking good. Things that are also not good? The powerplay is definitely not good. It's 1 for 33 in the past 9 road games. Getting more injuries (Wyman and Hall were not on the bench to start the third period) is also not good.
Congrats to Kyle Turris for getting his 1st goal as a Senator:
Lightning lost this one 4-1.
Here's a photo to make you feel better about this depressing post. Look! It's Blair Jones is flying!
Next game on Saturday against the Canadiens.
Brett Connolly will be on the way back to rejoin team but it's not for sure yet if he'll play on Saturday though with the injuries, maybe he'll have to jump right back into it. Connolly won bronze with Team Canada today and really did play well in the role he was asked to play for the team. He was underused playing 4th or 3rd line minutes, but was still an impact player and scored a goal in almost every game he played (expect for the bronze medal game).