Some nights, you don’t look like a Rembrandt, either.
The Tampa Bay Lightning lost its second straight game in Canada Tuesday night, losing a 4-2 game to Montreal to officially cool off the franchise. Tampa Bay had won 10 of 11 going into Monday night’s loss against Ottawa, a game when head coach Jon Cooper suggested that they can’t “all be a Picasso.”
Tampa Bay has given up nine goals in two nights. Tampa Bay is 12-12-2 on the road this season. Steven Stamkos has not scored a goal in 10 games.
The Lightning got goals from Valtteri Filppula and Victor Hedman in the loss. For Montreal, Tomas Plekanec scored twice. Brendan Gallager and Devonte Smith-Pelly each had one goal.
“We had a clunker (Monday night),” Cooper said. “I don’t think tonight was a clunker. We were a little leaky (on defense). We have to tighten that up, because we’re not going anywhere with a leaky D.”
Tampa Bay is home against Nashville Friday night.