The record nine-game winning streak for the Tampa Bay Lightning has ended.
The Lightning came out cold against the Philadelphia Flyers Monday, getting off a season-low of 18 shots in a 4-2 defeat. The Bolts gave up three goals – including an empty-netter – in the third period.
Tampa Bay had taken a 1-0 lead on a shot by Ondrej Palat, and goaltender Andrej Vasilevskiy was playing well. But Vasilevskiy faced 39 shots and, eventually, gave up the go-ahead goals.
Vladislav Namestnikov scored the Lightning’s second goal. Rookie Shayne Gostisbehere scored twice for Philadelphia.
Tampa Bay returns home to play against Boston tonight, then faces the Flyers again on Friday night.