The PcukTales boys come back this week after the Lightning return from a 3 game road trip that saw them take 5 out of a possible 6 points. This week, the guys started the conversation by talkiung about the team’s inability to start games. The past two games, the team has had to fight back from early issues with teams getting a lot of shots on net.
Another thing that the Bolts have run into this past week has been squad depth. Now, most teams deal with a lack of depth, but the problem for the Lightning maybe the lineup decisions this team will have to make every night when healthy. Alex Killorn returned from injury against San Jose and was thrown into the lineup. While he was out,l the team found a rhythm on the first line with Steven Stamkos, Ryan Callahan, and Val Filppula. Moving forward, it will be the job of Jon Cooper to figure out which one of his lineups gives him the best chance to compete at an elite level.
Finally, the guys look at the Lightning and the kind of teams that could potentially give them trouble. Teams like the Blackhawks and Sharks that are rugged, Western Conference team appear to be the type of team that could give the Lightning trouble.