The Tampa Bay Lightning’s slump continued in Columbus Tuesday night.
From the looks of it, it may be difficult to get out of.
The Lightning lost its third game, and its fourth in its last five games, with a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Blue Jackets. The Bolts have now been outscored 14-5 in their last three games. In their last two, they been outscored 9-2, and the two goals came at the end of the game when the contest was decided.
Columbus scored the first five goals against Andrei Vasilevskiy.
The Jackets took a 1-0 lead in the first period when William Karlsson scored. Alexander Wennberg and Josh Anderson added goals in the second period, and Scott Hartnell and Sam Gagne made it 5-0.
Valtteri Filppula scored for the Lightning.
“I’d love to play against us right now,” said Brian Boyle. “It’s easy.”
Tampa Bay now travels to St. Louis Thursday before coming home to face Washington.