Tampa Bay Lightning: Was Loss to the Boston Bruins a Wake-up Call?
The Tampa Bay Lightning had their 10-game winning streak snapped. They would fall to the Boston Bruins. The Lightning has been giving up leads and, in the end, have been coming out on top. That streak came to an end. Another streak that came to an end was Louie Domingue winning streak. After an ugly win the previous night against the New York Rangers they were hoping to keep both streaks alive. Therefore, I believe this was a wakeup call.
The Lightning, as of late, has been giving up leads. The Bruins came out and gave them a game. They were ready. The Lightning had been coming off a back to back and playing many games over a brief period. The good thing about the game is that Domingue only gave up one goal through the first two periods. He gave the Lightning a chance to win.
The Bruins scored 3 goals in the 3rd period. This could be a team that the Lightning could see in the playoffs. They now should take this loss and improve on it. The Lightning has a 13-point lead over the league. Many people will say it’s a loss they were tired. Head coach Jon Cooper needs to rally the troops. We all know he will. The Lightning now comes home.
They will have to focus on not giving up leads. This a problem that will need to be fixed going into the postseason. The Lightning doesn’t need to have a long playoff series. They are strong enough to finish teams off in 5 games or less. If they don’t solve this problem now those could turn into 6 or 7 all the way through the playoffs. We know that the 2004 team had back to back seven-game series and won the cup. Hopefully, this Lightning team won’t have to go that route and bring home Lord Stanley Cup.
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