By: Adam Gretz
Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers was a rough one for Tampa Bay's defense.
It all started when Victor Hedman left the game with an upper body injury and did not return. Things looked even worse when Eric Brewer, one of Tampa Bay's top defensemen (along with Hedman) had to leave the game briefly after he was on the wrong end of a fight with Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds that left him with a rather large amount of blood on his face, as he had to be helped off the ice.
Not a pretty sight for a Tampa Bay team that isn't particularly deep on the blue line anyway, and has struggled to prevent opposing teams from scoring goals all year.
Brewer was able to return to the game for the start of the third period. The Lightning ended up winning the game, 5-1, despite generating just 16 shots on goal (and allowing 32).
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