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Lightning ’embarrassing’ in loss to Rangers

Feb 28, 2013, 11:33 PM EDT

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The Tampa Bay Lightning ran out of electricity in a 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers Thursday night, leaving their star and the NHL’s leader in points and goals Steven Stamkos to call his team’s performance “embarrassing.”

Rick Nash, who missed the last four games due to injury, scored and added an assist in his return to the Rangers lineup.

“I felt okay,” Nash told The Star-Ledger. “My timing was a bit off, my wind wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be. The main thing was we got two points, that’s all that matters.”

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  1. tbbolts91 - Mar 1, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    i just don’t get it….

    • barkar942 - Mar 1, 2013 at 2:23 AM

      Don’t feel bad, tbbolts91. I am a Ranger fan and have had to suffer through the same type of agony when the Rangers have been embarrassed twice by the Canadiens.
      I feel your pain.

      • 950003cups - Mar 1, 2013 at 1:34 PM

        At least your team didn’t let a 250lb guy, like Dustin Byfuglin, skate like he was Dean Youngblood, past the ENTIRE DEVILS TEAM including the goalie, with a wrap-around to boot, and net the game winner.

        That’s something to be labeled “embarrassing”

  2. operwapitsai - Mar 1, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    now you know what its like to be a caps fan….

  3. stakex - Mar 1, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    Too bad the Ragners can’t play Tampa Bay all 48 games this year. No matter how bad they have been playing, they seem to wake right up when playing the Lightning.

    • boltsfan777 - Mar 1, 2013 at 8:53 AM

      The Bolts have been a cure for whatever ails a team, multiple times this year. Our family sits down to dinner and the Bolts for almost every game, but lately we can’t make it through the first period before it’s time to clean the kitchen and make sandwiches for lunches, because they are so boring and predictable, as if they are following a script. The Caps have been my #2 team, but there’s no solace there. I guess I need a #3 team.

  4. freneticgarfieldfan - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:48 AM

    “…my wind wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be…”
    mine is usually quite flavourful and rich, especially in a packed subway train 😉

  5. hellohkitteh - Mar 1, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    That was SOOOO embarrassing… It was like a high school team playing against an NHL team. GOD AWEFUL. Garon was the only man on the team actually playing. Everyone else stood around watching…

  6. rpiotr01 - Mar 1, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    I disagree with Boucher – Garon was spectacular overall. Unfortunately he was the ONLY opposition TB offered in the first two periods.

  7. convincedofthehex - Mar 1, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Storm clouds are gathering over Boucher’s head. Too much talent on offense for these results.

  8. pwilson264 - Mar 1, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    wow, the rangers finally came to play. this is what frustrates the hell out of me ,and am sure other ranger fans. why o why with the talent that they have on the team, that they can’t play the same in your face hockey every game.???

  9. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - Mar 1, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Stamkos was dead on when he said we didn’t hit anybody. Obviously when you get out shot 20-3, there isn’t just one problem, but that was the one that really stuck out to me. It’s been that way for most of the season following our great start, but last night was particularly awful. The defensemen for whatever reason just stand there and watch the other team do what they want. They’re usually in position to make a play, but they just don’t. They don’t finish their checks, at most they just lightly bump a guy and expect that to do something.

    I have no idea why they’re playing so soft, because we’ve brought in some bigger guys. These aren’t the days where Brewer and Clark were on the first line, yet they’re playing like that. It’s sad when the NHL’s leader in points(Stamkos) and a rookie(Killorn) were the only guys using any physicality.

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