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Stamkos: Lightning’s road woes ’embarrassing’

Feb 11, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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Steven Stamkos knows the Bolts have to be better away from home.

“We’re known as a team that can’t win on the road right now,” he told the St. Petersburg Times following Sunday’s 5-1 loss to the Rangers at MSG. “It’s embarrassing.

“Especially [Sunday’s] effort. We couldn’t even make a pass out there.”

Sunday’s loss wrapped Tampa’s abbreviated three-game roadie — Saturday’s game at TD Garden in Boston was postponed due to the winter storm — and the Bolts might’ve been glad it got cancelled.

They were outscored 11-4 over the three games and went 0-for-10 on the power play, stunningly low offensive output for a team that leads the NHL in goals per game (3.91) and has the league’s second-best power play (28.3 percent).

All told, Tampa is now 1-4 on the road and has been outscored 11-16.

“We’ve got to find a way,” Stamkos said. “I feel like we keep saying that every time. We’re a lot better team than we’re playing on the road.”

Bolts head coach Guy Boucher was as disappointed as Stamkos, if not more.

“[That was] “as bad as we’ve played all year,” he said following Sunday’s loss. “Total impatience. Not smart, trying to cheat and find ways that don’t exist.”

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