Friday, October 22, 2010
GAME DAY: Tampa Bay Lightning
pictured above: the Tampa Bay Lightning power play, led by John Travolta in his prime
The wicked sky-terrors of Tampa Bay are on a serious roll right now. They've turned out to be what your editor likes to think of as "an offensively explosive team," because their explosions offend me, deeply. And they're winning a lot! Leading the Southeast Division, in fact.
Hey, let's look at some greased lightning statistics:
Goals per game, so far? MORE THAN THREE.
Steven Stamkos? 10 points.
Their power play? Operating smoothly at .750%
As Geoff Peterson would say, "Oh dear."
But the Thrashers can win because they have league-leading goaltending champ Kari Lehtonen in net. Wait, what?
ALSO (which I just mistyped as "Laos"; who knew those two words were anagrams of each other?): Niclas Bergfors is benched again. Why?