Lightning blows advantages against Vancouver

by Gary Shelton on December 23, 2015 · 2 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Bishop makes a glove save in the 3rd period./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Bishop makes a glove save in the 3rd period./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Wednesday, 6 a.m.

When it came to strength, the Tampa Bay Lightning was powerless.

When it came to energy, the Lightning was on dead legs.

When it came to taking advantage, well, the Lightning was in the holiday spirit.

How else can you explain a 2-1 loss to Vancouver that was as ugly as many of its predecessors Thursday night? The Lightning was on a bit of an upswing, and they were at home, and Vancouver was finishing off a six-game road swing in nine days.

Add into that the 10 power plays – 10! — that Tampa Bay had in the

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Barry McDowell December 23, 2015 at 3:14 pm

I don’t think this team is going to make the playoffs unless the Triplets get healthy and make the difference. They remind me of the Rays when they couldn’t hit during May and June and their flag wavers said,”it’s just a matter of time until the bats come alive.” We’re still waiting.

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Cecil DeBald December 23, 2015 at 9:15 am

With all respect for Ryan Callahan, during the power plays I didn’t think we got into the zone well at all, and when we did, we went right back out to retrieve the puck and start again…

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