The Tampa Bay Lightning were defeated in the second game of the season, in which they controlled the game, but allowed three goals during a five minutes stretch in the second period and couldn’t recover. [Raw Charge]
The Lightning will have a tough time accepting this one. The Panthers played well enough but most of the problems for the Bolts tonight were self inflicted. They got themselves out of sorts with penalties and the game changed completely during that stretch of the second period.
Jon Cooper has also expressed disappointment.
Jon Cooper talks the Lightning being down early, the approach in the second and third period and what he thought of the team's fight after their 4-3 loss to the Panthers.#GoBolts pic.twitter.com/qEqxyEh9LE— FOX Sports Florida & Sun (@FOXSportsFL) October 6, 2019
The Lightning celebrated World Girls Hockey Day at Amalie Arena yesterday!
The Orlando Solar Bears lost in overtime against the Florida Everblades. That was the last preseason game, the new season starts on October 13 against the South Carolina Stingrays.
Despite having a very good offseason, the New Jersey Devils still couldn’t find their game. Yesterday, they were destroyed by the Buffalo Sabres 7-2. Sam Reinhart scored twice and Rasmus Dahlin had a three assists night.
After Sergei Bobrovsky leaving, the Columbus Blue Jackets have struggled to find a right person to serve in net. Last night, they conceded seven goals to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Evgeni Malkin was injured and Sidney Crosby got in a fight.
Sidney Crosby sticks up for Jake Guentzel and fights Pierre-Luc Dubois pic.twitter.com/FSs6O0A0QU— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) October 6, 2019
Check out the PWHPA and NWHL season preview!
If you’re wondering how Jaromir Jagr is doing, he scored two goals against HC Bílí Tygři Liberec, one of the best teams in Czech Extraliga. Jagr now has four goals in five games.
To byl mač! #Kladynko dvakrát ztrácelo, ale díky fantastickému výkonu Bradyho Austina a Jaromíra Jágra jako první v sezoně porazilo @bilitygrilbc! #KLAvBTL— Rytíři Kladno (@RytiriKladno) October 5, 2019
REPORT https://t.co/rAiPPUGc2o pic.twitter.com/okByrF1syf
The Athletic wrote a good article about his new life in his hometown in Czech Republic [The Athletic, paid content]
Jagr’s face is on the outside of the arena in at least seven different places. A giant portrait of Young Jagr overlooks the greenery surrounding the rink, Dallas Jagr stares out from the door of the team store and Grizzled Jagr with the Kladno Knights logo is plastered just about everywhere else. His JagrTeam equipment line is sold on the premises and advertised on the boards. He’s not just a player, not just an owner. He’s nearly the entire business model.