Dwayne Roloson, Bolts Fall to Buffalo Sabres at Home

February 11th, 2011 by Kyle Alexander Leave a reply »
After the first two periods of play on Tuesday in Tampa Bay, everything seemed to be going according to plan. Despite a severe lack of zone control in the first period and a half, the Bolts employed strong defensive play and an even stronger transition game to command a 3-1 lead with less than two minutes to play in the second period.

Captain Vincent Lecavalier tapped in a Victor Hedman pass through the crease after the second-year defenseman went coast to coast with the puck; he also set up Sean Bergenheim's opening tally with a beautiful lead pass from behind his own blue line.

In truth, even after Buffalo sniper Thomas Vanek was able to find open ice behind the Lightning defense and bang one home to bring the visiting Sabres within one goal, all signs seemed to suggest that the Lightning would continue their record-tying 12-game homestand with yet another victory.

But this is NHL hockey, and momentum can shift in the blink of an eye—or the trip of a skate.

Recent call-up Marc-Andre Bergeron got tangled up with Buffalo forward Drew Stafford, sending Stafford sprawling forward where he collided with Bolt's netminder Dwayne Roloson, who ...

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