Hot Lightning beats first-place Panthers

by Gary Shelton on January 17, 2016 · 1 comment

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Bishop stopped 26 of 27 shots in Lightning win.

Bishop stopped 26 of 27 shots in Lightning win./JEFFREY S. KING

Sunday, 8:59 p.m.

There has been some luck involved. A puck goes off a skate into the goal. A team wins a three-on-three overtime.

But slowly, the victories are beginning to add up for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning won its fifth straight game, its longest streak of the season, by beating the first-place Florida Panthers, 3-1, on Sunday night. Suddenly, Tampa Bay is a team on a hot streak, a streak it hopes will end with the playoffs.

“When you start stringing a few together, all of a sudden

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Cecil DeBald January 18, 2016 at 8:01 am

I see as of today we are in a wild card slot for the first time! Go Lightning!

Cecil

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