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Tampa Bay Lightning

Venue: Amalie Arena | Coach: Jon Cooper
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In the past eight games the Lightning have only one win in regulation and to close out they have four desperate teams. In other words, they won't catch Montreal in the Atlantic.
Sunday's loss in Detroit was the first time in 12 games the Lightning failed to pick up a point, something that has allowed them to keep pace with the Habs for home ice.
That five-game skid is a thing of the past as the Lightning won five in a row to solidify their playoff spot before an OT loss in Pittsburgh. Eight of their final 11 games are in Tampa.
Nothing like a pair of non-playoff teams at home to get the Lightning back on track and end a five-game losing streak. There are a lot more of those to come down the stretch.
Dear Steven Stamkos: It's nice to have you back but the sooner you can get up to speed the better because times have gotten tough with four straight losses. Signed, the Lightning.
Perhaps it was to be expected that things got tougher without Steven Stamkos and that Ben Bishop would come back to earth some. The Lightning have lost two of three, and four of last six.
The Lightning really needed that win Saturday against Detroit after losing four of five. All of a sudden they're seven points behind Boston and their home-ice spot is in peril.
Something to consider with the Lightning when looking at their stretch run: 16 of the final 27 games will come at home where they are 16-6-3. The division is definitely within reach.
Seeing what the Lightning offense is doing, it should terrify Eastern teams to think Steven Stamkos is close to a return. In the meantime they found another scorer in Tyler Johnson.
Since Martin St. Louis found out he didn't make Team Canada, he has an eight-game point streak with eight goals, four assists. Thanks to Canada (and Lightning) GM Steve Yzerman.
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What's more amazing: A team with Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis didn't get a single shot on net in a period or said team won in Chicago?
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