2011 NHL Playoffs: Lightning Implode In Second Period, Give Up Five Goals

OK, so the first period was definitely not the worst period the Tampa Bay Lightning could have played. The second one was much worse. In what might be the worst period of playoff hockey the Lightning have ever played, the Boston Bruins scored five times and lead 6-3 after two periods in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Tyler Seguin had two goals and two assists in the period, while Michael Ryder added two more goals and an assist. David Krejci also scored for Boston, who jumped on the Lightning with three goals in the first 6:30 of the second period. The scoring chances continued unabated for the Bruins, as the lack of defensive speed on the Lightning bench was badly exposed by Seguin and the other speedy Boston forwards.

Vincent Lecavalier scored on the power play, and the Lightning had three breakaway attempts stopped in the period — Ryan Malone and Nate Thompson were both denied by Tim Thomas, and Simon Gagne shot a puck wide while being backchecked by two Bruins. The scoring chances are there for Tampa Bay to make this a game again, but the defensive coverage has been horrible all night. Unless that improves, expect Dwayne Roloson (or maybe Mike Smith, not that Roloson is totally to blame) to fish more pucks out of his own net in the third period.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.