It really hurts when you outplay a team but you don't get the bounces.
Mike Smith  allowed 3 goals on 31 shots for the loss.
16:55 TB Recchi (11), (unassisted)
05:34 CAR Larose (11), (Cullen)(SH)
18:36 CAR Cullen (11), (Pitkanen)
05:10 TB Malone (15), (Recchi, Downie)
18:24 CAR Staal (21), (Samsonov, Gleason)
The really bad news is that Florida is in the process of smoking Montreal tonight, so the Lightning will wake up tomorrow 10 points out of 8th place.
Steve Downie  had 1 assist, 1 shot, and 1 hit in 9:59.
Matt Smaby  was +1 with 2 hits in 9:59, and played really well for a guy who was a late decision to play tonight.