Weary Bolts fall again to Minnesota

by Gary Shelton on January 5, 2023

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Point scored his 22nd./TIM WIRT

Thursday, 4 a.m.

It isn't as if the Tampa Bay Lightning don't have enough problems in Minnesota without being tired.

The Lightning, playing for the second straight night, ran into a rested Wild team Wednesday night, losing 5-1. The Wild, which had had three days off, have now beaten the Lighting 10 straight times at home.

Tampa Bay played without goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, who was ill. Backup Brian Elliott played a rare back-to-back doubleheader, and it showed.

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Elliott had to play back-to-back./TIM WIRT

The Wild scored the first three goals of the game. Tampa Bay's only goal was by Braydon Point, his 22nd.

Elliott stopped 28 of 32 28 shots for the Bolts, who had won nine of their previous 11 games.

Tampa Bay plays at Winnipeg on Friday night (8 p.m.)

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