Despite the quick start, last night’s tilt against the Lightning turned into the typical tough loss. A couple of goals against off your own defenseman’s skate, a couple of other guys have a rough outing, and the end result is a 4-3 loss. Vanek and Boyes opened the scoring early, and Gerbe made it interesting late, but ultimately Mathieu Garon got another win against the Sabres. You can bet we’ll be seeing him in the other two games against the Lightning.
You hate to lose two in a row to the same team, but I scratch my head a bit at some folks out there. They seem to forget that Tampa was a playoff team last year, taking eventual champ Boston to seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals. But hey, if it makes you feel better to panic a few games into the season, go ahead. I’ll just be over here, enjoying the action. Next up, the Blue Jackets come for a visit tomorrow night.