Message from Stephen Stamkos from Lightning to his teammates: 7-0 defeat in the Stanley Cup final 'completely unacceptable'

Message from Stephen Stamkos from Lightning to his teammates: 7-0 defeat in the Stanley Cup final ‘completely unacceptable’

NEWNow you can listen to Fox News articles!

Tampa Bay Lightning defeated Colorado Avalanche on Saturday in the second game of the Stanley Cup final, and veteran Stephen Stamkos had a message for his team after the defeat.

Stamkos told his teammates from Lightning after the 7-0 defeat to get up and return their heads to the series.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORT REPORTS ON FOKSNEVS.COM

Tampa Bay Lining Center Stephen Stamkos (91) clashed with Colorado Avalanche defender Devon Tuza (7) during the first period of the second game of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday, June 18, 2022 in Denver.
(AP Photo / David Zalubovski)

“It was not completely acceptable, especially at this time of year,” Stamkos said of the defeat, through Atletico. “Listen, people will be watching this game tonight and they will probably think the series is over. But our group, we are a very resilient group.

“So, whether it’s one-nothing or seven-nothing or 10-nothing, it’s a defeat in the playoffs and you have to move on. We have to come together as a team and as a person. Let’s go home. in front of our fans, and let’s see what we’re made of. “

Lightning have been in dog fights all postseason.

LAVINA UNDERSTANDS LIGHTNING 7-0 TO LEAD 2-0 IN THE CUP FINAL

Colorado Avalanche defender Jack Johnson (3) is in control while Tampa Bay Lining center Ross Colton (79) defends during the third period in the 2nd game of the 2 finals of the NHL Stanley Cup, on Saturday, June 18, 2022 in Denver.

Colorado Avalanche defender Jack Johnson (3) is in control while Tampa Bay Lining center Ross Colton (79) defends during the third period in the 2nd game of the 2 finals of the NHL Stanley Cup, on Saturday, June 18, 2022 in Denver.
(AP Photo / John Locher)

Tampa Bay fought the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round, defeated the Presidential Cup winners, the Florida Panthers, in the second round and returned from a 0-2 deficit and defeated the New York Rangers in the conference finals. Not only that, the Lightning have played 67 post-season games since August 1, 2020 – the most for one team in a three-playoff period.

Former NHL star Justin Williams said that it is something that could burden Tampa Bay players.

“You’ve played a tremendous amount of games, and the playoffs are obviously just a little more physical, a little more so while you’re playing them,” said Williams, who will become an NHL analyst starting Game 3. From now on, these guys are disappearing. Listen, they’ve played a lot of hockey, but when you get this far in the playoffs, you’re currently working mostly on adrenaline.

“You feel pretty good, and I’m sure they’re not ready to use the excuse of playing too much hockey right now.

Center Tampa Bay Lightning Stephen Stamkos (91) controls the puck during the first period in the game 2 finals of the NHL Hockey Stanley Cup against the Colorado Avalanche, on Saturday, June 18, 2022 in Denver.

Center Tampa Bay Lightning Stephen Stamkos (91) controls the puck during the first period in the game 2 finals of the NHL Hockey Stanley Cup against the Colorado Avalanche, on Saturday, June 18, 2022 in Denver.
(AP Photo / John Locher)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FOX NEWS APPLICATION

The third game is scheduled for Monday night at 20:00 ET in Tampa, Florida.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

#Message #Stephen #Stamkos #Lightning #teammates #defeat #Stanley #Cup #final #completely #unacceptable

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.