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Tampa Bay Lightning weekly report


Not much went right for the Tampa Bay Lightning last Thursday night as they fell 7-1 to the Ottawa Senators and their two-game winning streak was snapped.

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In the first five minutes, the Lightning managed to put some pressure on Ottawa netminder Pascal Leclaire and fired the first four shots on net in the game, but the Senators turned it around and got their first goal at 4:25 of the first period.

The Senators got their second goal less than five minutes later. The Tampa Bay power play, up to now one of the most consistent elements of the team, went 0-6 and allowed Ottawa more shorthanded shots on net at seven than the Lightning were able to generate, five.

The Lightning were able to net the puck at 14:26 in the second period when Ryan Malone made a two-on-one attack pay off.

The Lightning just couldn't get it going against the Senators, and finished the night outshot 35-17.

On Saturday, the Lightning dropped their second straight game on the road, a 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Early goals in the first period put Tampa Bay in a hole early, but the Lightning got back into the game in the second period when Steven Stamkos batted a rebound into the Pittsburgh net for a score. Less than two minutes later, the Penguins scored again to open the lead to 3-1.

The Penguins owned the third period and added another goal to make it 4-1. Penguins' goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 of 23 Lightning shots as Tampa Bay struggled to make some headway.


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