On Saturday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning ended a losing streak.
On Sunday, they might have started another one.
The Lightning lost an overtime game, 1-0, to the Carolina Hurricanes Sunday afternoon. It was the team’s fifth loss in their last six games.
Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop stopped 29 of 30 shots. However, his record fell to 8-9-1 on the season.
Phil Di Giuseppe scored his first goal of the season only 86 seconds into overtime.
“Guys are battling, but we’re playing two games in less than 24 hours and you could tell the guys were tired and same with Carolina,” said Lightning coach Jon Cooper. “It amped up there in the last probably 10 minutes of the game when there was desperation set in you could win a hockey game. But with both goalies playing the way they were, that game could have gone a few games probably without a goal. And that’s why it’s sad the way it went down and how that game ended because it was going to take something that was probably another player’s fault to happen and that’s what happened.”
Tampa Bay plays against Vancouver at home on Thursday night.