NHL Game Night: 2-28-19 Lightning at Bruins

Fatigued and stupid is no way to play a hockey game.

TB-1
BOS-4

Louis Domingue allowed 4 goals on 41 shots for the loss. He gave his team a chance to steal points in a bad spot. I've no real qualms with his game tonight. Ultimately they asked way too much of their backup.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
8:43 BOS Debrusk (21), (Krug, Rask)(PP)

Third Period
11:47 BOS Acciari (3), (Wagner)
12:32 BOS Bergeron (22), (Heinen, Acciari)
13:15 BOS Marchand (26), (Heinen, Krug)
13:52 TB Cirelli (13), (Palat)

Louis Domingue was the game's third star.

I'm sure the Massholes will declare themselves Stanley Cup champs for the outcome tonight, but the truth is this game screamed "schedule loss" if you look at all the hockey and travel that was crammed into the span of half a week. Fatigue leads to metal errors, and the Lightning were already not playing their sharpest hockey coming into this one to begin with. So, you hope the Lightning feel a little angry about the way this one went and they get refocused for the next one.

Erik Cernak had 2 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 18:56. After tonight's contest, he's considered graduated from prospect status on the website, joining a class of graduated prospects from this season that has included Anthony Cirelli, Mathieu Joseph, and Adam Erne. It's actually a surprisingly deep alumni class given the Lightning already had such an established veteran team and presumably few spots to give to rookies. That tells you about the quality of all four of these young players, because they've had to earn their spots and minutes on a very good team.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.