Slip Sliding Away: Tampa Bay Lightning Lose Another Chance To Get Points

March 16th, 2010 by JC De La Torre Leave a reply »
Another top NHL opponent, another loss for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Tampa Bay fell to the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 for a second-straight loss, as the Lightning continue to tackle the gauntlet of division winners and top NHL opponents.

After battles with Washington, Pittsburgh, and Phoenix, Tampa Bay will be at home on Thursday against the Northeast Division-leading Buffalo Sabres—followed by yet another showdown with Washington.

Phoenix is the only one of that group that is not leading its division—but its 91 points is better than any team in the Eastern Conference not named the Capitals.

It was another frustrating night for Tampa Bay, who fell behind 2-0, got a goal in the second period to make things interesting, but could never find the equalizer against Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.

The Lightning are now behind six points to eighth-seeded Boston, who broke its own mini-losing skid that has left the Lightning with fleeting hope.

Still, the mounting losses and missed opportunities for points get more and more nerve-racking as the games dwindle down to a precious few.

With only 13 games lef ...

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