Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps the Bolts 5-3 loss to Arizona
In the five games prior to this one, the Lightning had played some of their best, defensive hockey of the season. They were defending hard, limiting opposition scoring chances and avoiding costly turnovers. In those five games, they had allowed a total of 10 goals - and one of those was an empty-netter.
Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps the Bolts 2-1 loss to the Sharks
In many ways, this game was similar to the other contests the Lightning have played so far on this road trip. It was another contest in which the Lightning defended hard, limited opposition shots and scoring chances and gave themselves a chance to get points.
Unfortunately, they weren't able to convert on enough of their own scoring chances against Sharks goalie Aaron Dell, who held the Lightning to one goal on 25 shots. And despite their strong overall defensive performance, they did allow two goals and, as a result, didn't get any points out of the game.
Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns recaps the Bolts 2-1 loss to the Sharks
Tampa Bay started its game in San Jose much the way it did in contests earlier this week against Los Angeles and Anaheim.
The Lightning hit top speed from the opening puck drop and were unrelenting with their pressure on Sharks goalie Aaron Dell. Just five minutes into the game, the Bolts already enjoyed a 7-1 shot advantage.
The Lightning's AHL affiliate remains atop the North Division for the eighth consecutive week.
/ Syracuse Crunch
The Crunch (20-10-2-5) earned five of eight potential points in Week 14 (2-1-1-0), including a 4-1 win against league-leading W-B/Scranton Monday. Syracuse remains first in the North Division for the eighth consecutive week. The team's .635 points percentage is fourth in the Eastern Conference, eighth in the league.
Speed, desire lead prospect Ross Colton to success
The University of Vermont freshman and Lightning prospect holds the scoring lead for his team.
The Prospect Spotlight feature returns for the 2016-17 season on TampaBayLightning.com. Fans will be able to catch up on how their favorite prospects are performing and progressing throughout the season.