Lightning players and coaches used the word "embarrassing" to describe Tuesday night's 8-5 loss to the Hurricanes at the St. Pete Times Forum.
They were right. It was embarrassing to allow five first-period goals, including three in 2 minutes, 3 seconds, and two in 11 seconds. It was embarrassing to be outshot 23-9 in the first period, the most shots allowed by Tampa Bay in a period at home and second all time.
It is especially embarrassing how the season is collapsing.