Lightning look to end losing skid against Capitals
Tampa Bay must overcome tough Washington team to snap losing streak
The Tampa Bay Lightning are currently mired in their worst losing slump since the 2012-13 season having dropped four straight in regulation to fall to the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
The challenge doesn't get any easier for the Bolts, however.
The Lightning host the Washington Capitals tonight at AMALIE Arena (7 p.m. puck drop) in the opening game of a back-to-back set (Tampa Bay travels to Raleigh to play Carolina on Sunday). The Caps, who are sitting in the East's first wild card spot right now, swept the Lightning last season and have won four of their last five against the Bolts in Tampa.
Tampa Bay's 33rd overall pick in the 2015 draft leads the OHL's Saginaw Spirit with 10 goals and 25 points.
The weekly Prospect Spotlight feature returns for the 2016-17 season on TampaBayLightning.com. Each week, fans will be able to catch up on how their favorite prospects are performing and progressing throughout the season.
Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps the Bolts 5-4 loss in St. Louis
First, the positives from this game. The Lightning played with passion and intensity, elements that helped them rally throughout the night. They were able to generate numerous dangerous offensive looks and scored four goals against a St. Louis team that had allowed only 23 total goals in 13 previous home games. As Jon Cooper stated afterwards: "I thought we deserved points".
National Hockey Writers Chris Peters and Jesse Spector join the Lightning's 24/7 streaming radio station as hosts this Saturday.
Lightning Power Play, the Tampa Bay Lightning's 24/7 streaming radio station on iHeartRadio, is pleased to announce the addition of two new programs: This Week in the NHL with Chris Peters, and Jesse Spector Is… with Jesse Spector. Both programs will debut this Saturday, December 3rd. You can listen to Lightning Power Play on the iHeartRadio app, or by logging on to TBLPowerPlay.com.