Penalty kill is murder on the Lightning

by Gary Shelton on October 15, 2015 · 0 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

A shot from Eakin finds the net in the 2nd period, putting Dallas up 3-1/ANDREW J. KRAMER

A shot from Eakin finds the net in the 2nd period, putting Dallas up 3-1/ANDREW J. KRAMER

Friday, 12 a.m.

Yes, it's still early. But an inability to kill could end up being the death of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

An ineffective penalty kills led to the second consecutive defeat by the Lightning Thursday night, a 5-3 loss to the Dallas Stars in which the Bolts gave up another two power play goals. For the season, the Lightning has been shorthanded on 15 occassions, and it has given up seven goals, one of the worst kill percentages in the league.

“It's costing us games,'' said Brian Boyle. “So it's a major concern. It's something that we take a lot of pride in. It's something that I take a lot of pride in.”

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