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Bolts have winning streak snapped with loss to Devils

Tyler Johnson scored the lone goal in Tampa Bay's 3-1 defeat on Sunday

by Jacob Lynn @TBLightning /

The Lightning came into Sunday's game against New Jersey with a chance to set a new franchise record with an 11th-straight victory.

Tampa Bay was denied its attempt at history, however, falling to the Devils 3-1 at the Prudential Center in Newark.

After a scoreless opening 20 minutes, Tyler Johnson got the Lightning on the board early in the second period. The Devils appeared to be on their way out of the zone but Victor Hedman forced a turnover at the blueline and fed a wide open Johnson who had plenty of time to fire the puck past Louis Domingue in net for New Jersey.

The lead wouldn't last long as the Devils scored to tie the game less than three minutes later. Andy Greene fired a shot from the point that beat Curtis McElhinney with Wayne Simmonds providing the screen in front.

New Jersey then took the lead midway through the period with Travis Zajac scoring on a deflection to go up 2-1.

Tampa Bay had plenty of possession in the third period but couldn't manage to break through with an equalizer. Miles Wood finally put the game away for New Jersey with an empty net goal with less than a second remaining.

The Bolts put together another solid defensive performance on Sunday, holding the Devils to only 20 shots on goal. Tampa Bay's penalty kill was also a perfect four-for-four on the night.

The Lightning will now return to Amalie Arena to host the Kings on Tuesday night.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
No Scoring

2nd Period
TBL | 0:37 Tyler Johnson (11) - Victor Hedman
NJD | 3:10 Andy Greene (1) - Miles Wood, Jack Hughes
NJD | 9:54 Travis Zajac (6) - Nikita Gusev, Damon Severson

3rd Period
NJD | 19:59 Miles Wood (7) - Wayne Simmonds, Andy Greene - EN

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