Lightning shut out again in another loss

by Gary Shelton on November 15, 2023

in general

Wednesday, 4 a.m.

So this is what they mean by “plenty of nothing.”

No win. No points. No goals. No Kucherov. No Stamkos. No point.

No anyone.

The Tampa Bay Lightning was shooting blanks again Tuesday night in St. Louis. The Bolts were shut out for the second straight night, 5-0.

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The Blues scored two goals in 19 seconds in the second period and never let up. Jordan Kyrou, who had only two goals coming in, scored a pair against the Bolts.

“Three and a half minutes left in these second ;period, it’s 1-0 and you’re probably feeling halfway decent abut the game,” said Lightning coach Jon Cooper. “We have a bad change and a turnover in our end, and they both end up in the net. All of the sudden, it’s 3-0. Guys were probably discouraged by that.

“Peel are going to look and say we’re shut out the last couple of games, but we’re giving up gifts. The story of the season is we’re giving up those easy ones. We’ve got to stop the gaffes.”

The Lightning had 30 shots, but they couldn’t get any past Jordan Bennington.

For the Bolts, goalie Jonas Johansson gave up four goals on 28 shots.

Tampa Bay has now lost three in a row.

Tampa Bay plays against Chicago Thursday night at 8 p.m.

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