Few things make Brent Burns look silly, aside from maybe his scraggly beard.
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov managed to do just that, lobotomizing the San Jose Sharks defenseman with a downright confounding move to put up Tampa Bay 1-0.
The Lightning could use more of that … from Kucherov and beyond.
Update: Well, Kucherov added another:
As usual, Burns made a positive impact before too long.
The Lightning ended up winning – narrowly – by a score of 4-3.