13 November 2011
The Lightning only played one game this weekend and were dismal through the majority of the 60 minutes of play. The Blues scored a goal a period with 24 shot and won the game 3-0. The three Blues goals came from newly acquired Kris Russell, Kevin Shattenkirk and TJ Oshie.
The last goal was particularly brutal as it was 1. a shorthanded goal and 2. looked like it all happened in slow motion. There was a miscue behind the net between Stamkos and Garon, and when Garon went to play the puck, he gave it away to Backes who fed it to Oshie who had a empty net to put it in.
That's not to say this was all Garon's fault, as none of the Lightning's top players looked like top players. The Lightning also only managed 19 shots on net. Yeah I realize that we were playing a team coached by Hitchcock, but still, 19 shots?
What this week looks like:
The Lightning are up in Winnipeg for tomorrows game against the Jets before returning home for a game Thursday against the Pens and a Saturday game against the Devils.
NHL All-Star Voting
If you are into it, the NHL All-Star fan balloting starts tomorrow (Monday) on NHL.com/vote . Stamkos, St. Louis and Lecavalier as expected have been named to the All-Star ballot. The All-Star game is January 28 and 29th in Ottawa.
And in case you haven't seen it yet, here is a video of Milan Lucic running over Ryan Miller
There was no response for the hit by the Sabres for the rest of the game.
But Miller did deliver some gold quotes about the hit (via John Vogl of the Buffalo News):
I'm not really going to get into that," Miller said in TD Garden. "I just stuck around because I wanted to say what a piece of [feces] I think Lucic is. Fifty pounds on me, and he runs me like that? It's unbelievable. Everyone in this city see him as a big, tough, solid player. I respected him for how hard he plays. That was gutless. Gutless. Piece of [feces]."
And now Miller is out with a concussion.
This is the new topic 1-3-1 topic for the week.