Thursday, November 1, 2007

Game Recap: TB 1 - NJ 6

On Halloween night, the Lightning played one scary game. They were trounced by the New Jersey Devils in Newark 6 to 1, giving the Devils their first win in their new arena. The Bolts only goal came in the second from Vinny Lecavalier on the power play. The Bolts seemed to forget to play defense in giving up a hat trick to the Devil's Jay Pandolfo.

This is the 5th straight road loss, and after the dressing down of the team by Tortorella, and the bus ride to nowhere, this was not the kind of performance they wanted. The usual rhetoric was on tap following the game:

'We're embarrassed right now,' Lightning coach John Tortorella said.

"It's really frustrating," Lightning forward Martin St. Louis said. "It deflates you. We're saying the same things over and over. We've got to be sharper. We're trying to find a way to win a game on the road."

"While we're trying to generate offense, we're forgetting about defense," he said. "It's got to be the other way around. We've got to just play a good, solid defensive game and then, I think our offense will come back to us."

'The best thing for us right now is we have a short drive to Long Island and we can get going right away against the Islanders tonight,' Brad Richards said. 'That's the best thing for us right now.'

Let's hope the Bolts actually show up on the Island tonight.


Marc Denis will start in goal, and Adreas Karlsson looks like he will replace Darche in tonights lineup against the Islanders.

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Eric R said...

I'm embarrassed... That was truly a frightening Halloween. What the heck happened in the Third Period?!?

RJ said...

Can you say meltdown.