Make us your home page

Cooper fiddling with lines ahead of Thursday's game with the Sharks in San Jose



After two disappointing games to start a four-game, west-coast road trip -- a 6-3 loss to the Coyotes and a 5-2 loss to the Kings -- Lightning coach Jon Cooper shook up his lines during Wednesday practice.

With Tampa Bay being outshot 31-21 by Los Angeles, Cooper clearly is looking for some offensive energy for Thursday's game with the Sharks in San Jose.

Here is how the line shook out in practice:

Teddy Purcell-Valtteri Filppula-Marty St. Louis

Ryan Malone-Alex Killorn-J.T. Brown

Ondrej Palat-Tyler Johnson-Richard Panik

Pierre-Cedric Labrie-Nate Thompson-B.J. Crombeen with Brett Connolly, who had been centering between Killorn and St. Louis, taking turns at wing.

Asked after practice about the lines, Cooper said, "Just trying some different things, getting some different looks. We'll see about (Thursday)."

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:25pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours