NHL Game Night: 1-5-12 Lightning at Senators

And just like that, all the gains of the homestand slid away.


Dwayne Roloson allowed 3 goals on 23 shots for the loss. It's a horrible feeling for a team to know they have to work like crazy to score goals and then the other team can come down and have a much easier time to get on the board because of the goaltending. It's morale-destroying, and Ottawa's third goal was awful. Unscreened long shot in a game where you're pressing for the tying goal down 1? Unacceptable.

First Period
OTT Spezza (15), (Greening, Gonchar), 10:36

Second Period
OTT Turris (1), (Alfredsson, Condra), 17:07

Third Period
TB Stamkos (28), (Lecavalier, Gilroy), 8:48
OTT Smith (12), (Alfredsson, Foligno), 16:34
OTT Alfredsson (13), (Turris)(EN), 19:07

7 points out of 8th place and 2 games under .500, and the past half month has been a net zero. Treading water.

J.T. Wyman had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 5:32, but left the game with an upper body injury.

Blair Jones had 1 shot and 2 hits in 9:02. 4 games until his 82nd NHL game, and graduation from prospect status at long last.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.