Thursday, November 29, 2007

Game Recap: TB1 - Chi 5

The Bolts have now dropped 5 in a row (0-4-1), this time to former goalie Nikolai Khabibulin and the Chicago Blackhawks. The Hawks got on the board early and never looked back. Martin Havlat had 2 goals in his first game back after missing 22 with a shoulder injury. His 1st was just 43 seconds in, and it set the tone for the rest of the game. The Bolts defense was caught out of position numerous times yielding the 5 goals, and Holmer was replaced by Denis to start the 3rd period, but that didn't make a difference. Holmqvist surrendered 3 goals on 10 shots, Denis gave up 2 on 7.

"We haven't been playing that bad during this hiccup," Denis said. "But tonight was a stinker. We need to find ways not to get behind the 8-ball like we have been."

The Lightning's lone goal came in the 3rd on a power play goal from Nick Tarnasky. The Lightning now head to Detroit to face a tough Wings team in the 2nd of back-to-back games.

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