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Lightning headed in wrong direction after loss to Flyers

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Slippery stuff, this ice. One second, a team can glide along. The next, it can lose its footing. Just ask the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have followed their record nine-game winning streak with a three game losing streak. The Lightning fell 3-1 Friday night, losing to Philadelphia for the second time in a week. Only Brian Boyle’s late goal kept the team from being shut out for the second straight game. Tampa Bay had only 19 shots in the defeat.…

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Tampa Bay’s nine-game winning streak ends against Flyers

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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.…

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