Tampa Bay Lightning Bounce Boucher

12:26 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Tampa Bay Lightning Bounce Boucher

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After a hot start to the shortened NHL season turned cold, the Tampa Bay Lightning now sit just three points from the bottom of the league's standings. As a result, general manager Steve Yzerman decided to make a move, firing coach Guy Boucher shortly after Saturday's 5-3 loss at Ottawa.
WINNIPEG - Lightning star Steven Stamkos stood in a hallway of the team hotel Sunday, not in shock at the firing of coach Guy Boucher, but helpless to explain the incongruity of it all. It was just about two months ago Tampa Bay was 6-1-0, the talk of the league and optimistic it would return to the playoffs.