Improved defense gives Lightning hope

by Gary Shelton on February 24, 2016 · 1 comment

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Piquet is hooked, leading to his penalty shot.

Pacquette is hooked, leading to his penalty shot.

Wednesday, 6 a.m.

Think of Victor Hedman as a linebacker, rangy and strong.

Think of Anton Stralman as a strong safety, tough and mean.

Think of Braydon Coburn as a cornerback and of Andrej Sustr as a defensive end.

Together, they will try to carry the Tampa Bay Lightning into the playoffs.

As of late, it has been fashionable to knock the defense of the Lightning. They have given up so many breakaways you would think

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Cecil DeBald February 25, 2016 at 9:17 am

I admit, I get to noticing something and it sticks with me, like the Bucs’ defense not stopping the short slant across the middle, and every time it happens my blood pressure goes up! Well, with the Lightning, it’s turnovers in our zone. There we go, sliding the puck right to the other team in front of our net! So yup, don’t like breakaways for sure, but if we could do something about those defensive zone turnovers it might keep me around for a few more years…



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