What a failure of a weekend.
Mike Smith  allowed 4 goals on 27 shots for the loss. One really bad softie and his effort on the overtime winner probably bears some scrutiny too. I'm looking forward to next season when Cedrick Desjardins  will probably be the backup.
04:33 FLA Booth (21), Weaver (10), Ellerby (9)
14:10 TB Stamkos (43), St Louis (54), Gagne (13)(PP)
02:22 FLA Carter (2), Kulikov (17)
05:18 FLA Bergfors (12), Garrison (11), Weiss (27)
12:35 TB Lecavalier (17), St Louis (55), Gagne (14)(PP)
17:55 TB Gagne (11), Lecavalier (22), Stamkos (41)(PP)
04:44 FLA Garrison (4), Santorelli (18)
Simon Gagne  and Steven Stamkos  were the game's second and third stars. Vincent Lecavalier  moved to within 3 goals of the 20 goal mark. The good news is that all of the Lightning's top forwards found the sheet tonight. The bad news is the team still looked terrible and lost to an inferior opponent. The division is slipping away, which would mean a tough matchup with the likes of Washington, Boston, or Pittsburgh in the first round. That's not a recipe for a deep run for this team.
Mattias Ritola  was -1 with 2 hits in 7:01.
Blair Jones  had 1 hit in 7:46. Of note, he was also 7/8 on faceoffs.