Lightning to host 'Bolts Chel Challenge' NHL 19 tournament
Qualifying matches begin on Feb. 2 with four finalists competing for a $10,000 purse at Amalie Arena on Feb. 16
TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning will be hosting the "2019 Bolts Chel Challenge" with qualifying matches kicking off on February 2, 2019. The final four participants will face off at AMALIE Arena on February 16, 2019 when the Lightning take on the Montreal Canadiens for a chance to take home part of a $10,000 prize purse. The Top 3 finishers will then go on to represent the Lightning at the 2019 Chel Classic, a 3v3 showcase match against the Washington Capitals in Washington, D.C.
Burns: 3 Things we learned from an overtime loss in Winnipeg
Beat writer Bryan Burns recaps Tampa Bay's 5-4 overtime loss in Winnipeg on Sunday
The Tampa Bay Lightning got a well-deserved point to open their four-game road trip through Western Canada.
But the Bolts' eight-game win streak came to a close, one game shy of tying the franchise record.
Winnipeg earned a 5-4 overtime victory Sunday night at Bell MTS Place, Mark Schefiele striking with 42 seconds remaining in the extra session to send the home crowd to the exits happy. The Lightning held a 4-3 lead in the third period but couldn't make it stand up, the Jets tying the game with 5:37 to go to force overtime.
Radio broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps the Lightning's 5-4 overtime loss to the Jets on Sunday
This was a highly entertaining, exciting game between two of the top teams in the league. The fact that the Lightning weren't able to bank a second point (and extend their winning streak to what would have been a franchise-record-tying nine straight games) doesn't diminish how well they played for much of the night. Especially in the second half of the game.