First place slips away as Panthers beat Lightning

by Gary Shelton on March 26, 2016 · 0 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Stamkos scored again, but the Lightning offense struggled.

Stamkos scored again, but the Lightning offense struggled.

Saturday, 10:45 p.m.

Evidently, the road for the Tampa Bay Lightning will be bumpy all the way to the end.

After the season they have had, would you expect anything else?

With first-place on the line Saturday night against the Florida Panthers, a rivalry that has taken on importance, the Lightning ran out of gas and ran out of players in a 5-2 loss. The Bolts played the game without second-leading scorer Nikita Kucherov, Ryan Callahan and Valtteri Filppula. Most important, the team played for the first time

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