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Video: Martin St. Louis scores twice but Lightning lose to Predators

Feb 27, 2014, 11:17 PM EST

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Martin St. Louis is at the center of trade speculation, so it probably only increased interest for hockey fans when the veteran Tampa Bay Lightning forward scored twice Thursday night.

Only problem, as far as the whole team game goes, was the Lightning coughed up a two-goal lead and lost 3-2 to the Nashville Predators, who scored three consecutive power play goals to complete the victory.

On Wednesday, there were reports the 38-year-old St. Louis, fresh off returning from Sochi as a gold medalist with Team Canada, is “locked” onto the New York Rangers as a possible destination for a trade.

The NHL’s trade deadline is March 5.

St. Louis is only perpetuating the speculation, by saying he’s had conversations with Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman about his future with the Lightning, the team St. Louis captains.

  1. muttbolts91 - Feb 27, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    You can’t trade this guy

  2. gotstamkos - Feb 28, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    So after all the drama about St. Louis (trade, Olympic snub, etc) Captain Marty puts in 2, then the team proceeds to get SEVEN shots in the last 2 periods combined!!!!! Hopefully Cap slapped each one of their heads with his stick after the game to remind them we are in the playoff hunt. Pathetic display last night!

    • ctcork - Feb 28, 2014 at 1:48 PM

      We looked good in the first but that didn’t last. The second two frames were hard to watch

  3. michael91148 - Feb 28, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    time to go Marty, you have outlived your welcome.
    your Team Canada fiasco showed that you are not so much a team player, but in it for your own glory. Not that I disagree with that, just dont pretend otherwise.

  4. tampabayirish - Feb 28, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    The Lightning are in big trouble. Weak offense. Poor penalty kill. Lousy in the face off circle. Very good goaltending. They had a decent lead over Montreal and Toronto earlier in the season. Both teams will pass the Lightning in the standings before the season is over. Tampa will be lucky to make the playoffs. Even when Stamkos returns that may not be enough. They need closure on Marty’ s temper tantrum one way or another.

    • pfhockey - Feb 28, 2014 at 11:09 PM

      Well…it’s all about consistency about our team. Very streaky, young, and inexperienced in relation to the rest of the league. I believe we played decent without stamkos and we’re 14-3 I think with Stamkos. getting that extra goal in 3/4 of the games could really help our offense. Not to mention he is starting to breakout defensively. I feel confident our team can win every game but we aren’t consistent enough as a unit.

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