Ask the Expert: Phil Esposito

by Gary Shelton on December 31, 2014 · 0 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Wednesday, 1:31 p.m.

Phil Esposito was a Hall of Fame forward for the Boston Bruins. Not only that, the Tampa Bay Lightning was his brainchild, and he was the team's first owner. Even now, he works on the team's radio crew. Each week, Esposito will answer questions from readers. To ask Phil a question, send it to GarySheltonsports@gmail.com.

The Lightning plays six of their next seven on the road. Why are road games harder for a team than home games?

When you're home, there are familiar surroundings. And you're here for two or three games. When you're on the road, you got to another city, and then another one, and then another one. It's not like baseball where you're there for a week.

It's very difficult. The crowd is hostile. There are a lot of things,

I didn't necessarily like the road. I liked playing at home. Of course, you liked to get

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