Will the Tampa Bay Lightning learn their lesson?
I think by now you all know my stance on coaching. But this speech by John Tortorella Is spot on and exactly what you tell the team going up against a Titan like the Tampa Bay Lightning.
— Ridin Pine Show (@RidinPineShow) April 11, 2019
— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) April 11, 2019
- Jon Cooper knows what went wrong in the first game of the series between the Lightning Blue Jackets.
- In wanting to be too greedy, his men ran to their loss.
- The Lightning players have stumbled, but we can understand them to be carried away.
- Raised by the enthusiasm of their fans, they let their emotions take over.
- And by quickly forging a three-goal lead, they thought, like most of us, the game was pretty much over.
- Yet with all the talent they have, it was not the first time the Lightning had made such a comfortable lead.
- Lightning didn’t blow a lead since December 18, 2013,
- They were able to keep 105 times the lead since then.
- The sequence ended Wednesday.
- Indeed, the Lightning may have been a victim of their own talent.
- It’s not easy to ask a group of such skillful players to focus on their defensive game early in a game.
- For John Cooper, it is unthinkable to ask strikers such as Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov or Ondrej Palat to play against their nature and become a Selke Trophy nominee.
- However, he says there is a balance to be struck.
- Especially in the playoffs, where the details becomes even more important than in the regular season.
- The Lightning have suffered two losses in a row only on two occasions this season.