The Thrashers fell behind early in Friday’s 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay and penalties were the reason. The Lightning turned four power-play chances in the first period into two goals.
Here’s goaltender Chris Mason’s take on the issue:
“I think it’s one of those things that’s mental right now because it’s something we stress before every game. We are shooting ourselves in the foot by taking these penalties and falling behind early. We’ve had a couple of comebacks but that’s definitely not going to happen, as we’ve seen the last two games. You get behind and it’s too hard to come back on teams. It’s something that’s been addressed, it just can’t happen anymore.”