Saturday, February 21, 2009

Remembering how bad it feels to lose

The Tampa Bay Lightning have 19 wins this season, the second fewest in the NHL this season.

So after the Carolina Hurricanes beat Tampa last night for the fifth time this season, you might think Lightning coach Rick Tocchet would want his team to put the game behind them.

Just the opposite.

"You just put it in your memory bank and remember how it feels to lose," said Coach Tocchet, "so, hopefully, the guys who come back next year and guys who want to stay in the NHL know how it feels, and how bad it feels."