Lightning Down 2-0 To Capitals And It Feels Worse Than That

May 14th, 2018

Todd’s good friend and popular Tampa Bay weekday afternoon host Drew Garabo talked last week after Game Three of the Lightning-Bruins series about how telling it was when that game reached its final minute and the stands in Boston were basically empty. Drew was right.

Well, the stands at Amalie Arena looked exactly like that come the final minutes of Game Two against the Capitals last night. Not a good sign.

Lightning fans had seen enough for the weekend in two routs that were accomplished in slightly different ways by the team that took out the two-time defending Penguins last week and has not slowed down one bit since the handshake between Ovechkin and Crosby. In this edition of the podcast, Todd gives you his observations from his seat in the auxiliary press box over the weekend and looks ahead to Game Three in DC on Tuesday night.


Todd Wright isn’t just the fantasy football podcast guru and golf chief around here. The longtime national and local sports radio personality has loads of knowledge about the Tampa Bay Lightning. So launching the Todd Wright Lightning Playoff Podcast was a no-brainer. Todd has media credentials for Bolts games and will provide plenty of fresh insight.

(Also, the JoeBoltsFan podcast with Tom Lang has been a big hit every Friday.)

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11 Responses to “Lightning Down 2-0 To Capitals And It Feels Worse Than That”

  1. unbelievable Says:

    Not looking good for the Lightning. Not at all.

  2. Oxycondoms Says:

    Tried warning fellow fans lightning have the talent to win it but not the mental make up. The common response I got was well the lightning lost game 1 to bruins also. Sorry but if you aren’t ready to play till your back is up against the wall that’s not a good sign

  3. Wesley Says:

    Try showing up to play or this will be a short series.

  4. Buc believer Says:

    Guarantee that no one is happier right now than Mr. Wright

  5. Frank Pillow Says:

    The team is complete and total toast. We will be swept. Don’t be delusional and think they’re going to come back or even make this a series. Both games have been Bucs-Falcons ’14 bad.

    They’re being outcoached, out-hustled, out-muscled and out-skated. Vassy looks like Swiss cheese too. There hasn’t been a single moment on the ice this series where we looked like a championship caliber team Not one. Giving up a goal less than 3 minutes into last night’s game was pathetic. It was only close for a short bit b/c we were gifted two power plays.

    The Caps are the better team. They’re playing with confidence. They’re playing like the champs.

  6. Herb Says:

    So far Lightning look tired and confused. Cooper is being out-coached.

  7. Rod Munch Says:

    The Lightning go to DC and win two in a row.

    You panicky Pete’s should settle down.

  8. Pryda ...sec147 Says:

    Yea I see the lighting shocking the world to turn this around and win 4 in a row

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    Lmao…the boys against the men. The Lightning are the finesse hockey players. The Caps are the big bullies. Big and strong beats finesse nearly every time. Winning one game will be a stretch. Two western conference games on local tv, yet no local Bolts over the air NBC broadcast until the 5th game. WTF! Not saying its over for the Lightning but it looks over. Cooper has won the top spot at every level of hockey, the fans must feel like a slapped around puck right about now.

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    @ Frank Pillow: exactly.

  11. chipbuc Says:

    Man, Todd Wright. Your not satisfied being critical of the lighting play, your even critical of the lightning fans. Even the owner was dissed on jacking up the price of beer to pay for a charity. Todd there must be something you like about the Lightning? Anything?