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Tampa Bay Lightning blows two leads in falling to Stars in overtime

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The Tampa Bay Lighting came back from a five-day break Saturday night, but failed to get off to the re-start it wanted. The Lightning let two leads slip away, and it turned into a 4-3 overtime win for the Dallas Stars Saturday night. Tampa Bay had leads of 2-0 and 3-2 in the game but couldn’t hold off the Stars, especially Antone Roussel, a grinder who had his first career hat trick. Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman had two goals and…

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Lightning falls again as Dallas makes third-period comeback

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There for a while, the Tampa Bay Lightning had designs on first place in the Atlantic Division. These days, it just wants to stop the slide. The Lightning lost their fifth game in six tries Thursday night, losing to the Dallas Stars,  4-3. The Lightning had taken a 3-2 lead in the second period on a pair of goals by Steven Stamkos, but once again, they could not hold on. The Lightning had the lead three times. Tampa Bay now…

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Tampa Bay loses to Stars as penalty kill struggles again

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It was supposed to be his coronation. It was supposed to be his ascension. For Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop, this was the night that a lot of attention was supposed to arrive. He was supposed to pass Nikolai Khabibulin as the team’s all-time winningest goaltender. He was supposed to wave to the fans and smile for the cameras. Instead, he ended the night explainig his shortcomings in a 5-3 loss to the Dallas Stars. A soft fifth goal, and a penalty…

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