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Lightning loses again, this time in a shootout to Edmonton

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The Tampa Bay Lighting played better Saturday night, but it still lost.

This time, the Bolts fell 3-2 in a shootout against the Edmonton Oilers.

Tampa Bay, which has now lost nine of its last 11, took a 2-1 lead in the second period on goals by Jonathan Drouin and Tyler Johnson. But the Oilers tied the game on a goal by Leon Draisaitl with 13 minutes to play in regulation. It was Drouin’s fourth goal in six games, but it was Johnson’s first since Dec. 1.

The Oilers scored twice in the shootout, once by Mark Letestu and the winner by Connor McDavid. Drouin scored for the Bolts.

Ben Bishop is now 9-11.

The Lightning is home on Tuesday night against the Detroit Red Wings.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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