Bolts’ winning streak ends against Oilers

by Gary Shelton on January 20, 2023

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Friday, 3 a.m.

The road troubles of the Tampa Bay Lightning have been lessened. Still, they are not over.

The Lightning had their five-game winning streak end Thursday night with a 5-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.. The Bolts, who split their first 18 games on the road, had won back-to-back away from home.

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The Bolts, playing for the second straight night, had a trouble with the high-scoring Oilers. They fell behind 3-1, before rallying to tie, but Connor McDavid scored his 39th goal early in the third period.

The Bolts got goals from three of their highest scorers: Brayden Point (his 27th), Steven Stamkos (22nd) and Brandon Hagel (18th) gave the Bolts a chance.

Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 29 of 33 shots in the loss.

The Bolts play at Calgary Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.

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