Coach Speak: Lightning’s Jon Cooper on 5-2 loss to Kings

Following his team’s 5-2 loss to the LA Kings on Tuesday night, here’s what Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper had to share…

– On the overall game: “I can’t sit here and say our guys didn’t try, because we tried. We’ve just hit a little bit of a rut, where our goalie was making saves and we were tipping pucks in and the pucks were going in for us, they’re not going in for us anymore. Everything evens itself out, and I look to see work ethic. They tried, and they did a lot of good things out there tonight, we just didn’t get any bounces and it’s kind of being going like that for the last couple of games.”

– More on the game: “It’s 82 games and we’ll get our bounces again, we just have to work through it. There are some good teams out here and we’re climbing the hill and we’re just spinning our wheels a little bit. I love the guys in there, we have a good group and teams go through these ups and downs, every team goes through it. We can build from here and we’ll be fine. Every team in this league can beat anybody on any given night, and the California swing is a tough one, these are good hockey teams out here.”

– On his team: “If you look down the bench, half of the team was in the American league last year, half of the team. They are NHL players, but they are still gaining NHL experience and I thought a couple of the guys lacked NHL experience. It doesn’t mean they’re bad hockey players, it just makes them inexperienced hockey players.”

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