Lightning lacks power in loss to Islanders

by Gary Shelton on November 28, 2015 · 0 comments

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Killorn races for the puck against Tavares./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Killorn races for the puck against Tavares./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Saturday, 11:15 p.m.

These days, it's easy to see the problem with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Not enough power.

The sputtering Lightning, 11-11-2 on the season, blew a 2-0 lead and lost 3-2 to the New York Islanders Saturday night. Perhaps you thought the Lightning had awakened with a three-game winning streak, but now it has lost two in a row, and the struggles continue. The power play was 0-4 on the night.

“We’ve got to be better,” Steven Stamkos said. Power play has got to be better. Penalty kill has got to be better. I mean, you couldn’t ask for a better 5-on-5 game than the way we played tonight. We had great response, great compete, great physicality,

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