Yesterday the Tampa Bay Lightning lost a winnable game. The Lightning have lost seven of their last ten games, six in regulation. They have gotten 35% of possible points in the last ten games. They have lost five of eight away games. They are 9-9-1 on the season.
Goaltending is unreliable at best, with Anders Lindback posting an .890 save percentage and a 3.21 Goals Against Average. He has let in 4 or more goals on 5 occasions. Of the six games Mathieu Garon has started, the team has won only two and he has had a below-league-average save percent in the others.
Puck possession is awful with a 45.43 Fenwick Close percentage, which is 28th in the league. Four players have positive Corsi On numbers, with one of those four having played in only 9 games. Everyone else is outshot pretty much all the time.
And scoring? Well, the team has scored only 4 goals in the last two games. That was the one thing they were doing well.
2013 Tampa Bay Lightning numbers: Now is not the time to panic
Raw Charge | Feb 27