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Lightning look to end losing skid against Capitals

Tampa Bay must overcome tough Washington team to snap losing streak

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

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.

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Lightning vs. Capitals: Projected lines, injuries

Tampa Bay returns home to AMALIE Arena to face the Capitals for the first time this season on Saturday night.

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning look to snap their four-game skid and get back on track with a meeting against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night at AMALIE Arena.

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How to live stream Lightning-Capitals

Find out when and how to watch Tampa Bay's game against Washington on TV and streaming online.

by Jeff Odom / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning return home to AMALIE Arena for a Saturday night clash with the Washington Capitals at 7 p.m.

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Lightning prospect spotlight: Mitchell Stephens

Tampa Bay's 33rd overall pick in the 2015 draft leads the OHL's Saginaw Spirit with 10 goals and 25 points.

by Chris Krenn / TampaBayLightning.com

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.

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Mishkin: Blues 5, Lightning 4; highlights

Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps the Bolts 5-4 loss in St. Louis

by Dave Mishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

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".

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Burns: 3 Things from a comeback bid coming up short

Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns recaps the Bolts 5-4 loss to the St. Louis Blues

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Tampa Bay Lightning lost their fourth-consecutive game on Thursday, going down 5-4 in St. Louis, a city they haven't won in since December 18, 2009.

The Bolts' defeat was their sixth straight to the Blues. Tampa Bay hasn't dropped four in a row in regulation since a six-game winless streak April 11-21 during the 2012-13 season.

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Lightning Power Play adds new programs

National Hockey Writers Chris Peters and Jesse Spector join the Lightning's 24/7 streaming radio station as hosts this Saturday.

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

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.

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Pekka Rinne named NHL's First Star for November

Predators goaltender earns top honor ahead of Tampa Bay forward Nikita Kucherov, Edmonton forward Connor McDavid

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

 

FIRST STAR - PEKKA RINNE, G, NASHVILLE PREDATORS
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Lightning at Blues: Projected lines; injuries

Tampa Bay looks to get back in the win column and snap its three-game skid on Thursday at St. Louis.

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning travel to face the St. Louis Blues for the first time this season on Thursday night at 8.

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Mishkin's Musings: Getting things back on track

Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin takes a look at what the team needs to do to get back to its winning ways.

by Dave Mishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

Boy, what a difference a week makes.

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