March 3, 2009

Tampa Bay Game 64: vs Pittsburgh

The Tampa Bay Lighting lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1.

I guess there's always a bit of a letdown after coming home from a road trip, huh? Especially one that goes from coast to coast. Of course, the trade deadline tomorrow doesn't really help matters much, either.

Despite that, tho, I thought that the Lightning had a good game. They had jump, they were hitting, they were winning faceoffs, and taking plenty of shots. They just couldn't get anything past Fleury is all.

Even still, I thought that they played a similar game to the one in Calgary. The team really did look good out there on the ice. Their energy was great, which was probably the hardest part, considering all of the travel they just did.

They started out a little slow, but it picked up after that goal by Prospal. The setup by Lecavalier was pretty sweet. I think everyone was convinced that he was going to shoot the puck, particularly since he held on to it for so long, but then he passed it to Prospal who popped it in.

Stamkos had another good game. I think that stability found in the second half of this season has done him a lot of good. Ramo And had a very good game as well.

Sometimes you run into a hot goaltender, and sometimes you don't get the bounces. You can play the best game in the world and still lose because the other team was just luckier. And that's just the way it goes sometimes.

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