Posted February 10, 2013 on AP on Fox
An extra day off may have been much needed for the slumping Tampa Bay Lightning, who suddenly are struggling to find the back of the net. Their current skid began with a loss eight days ago to the New York Rangers, who hope to have defenseman Dan Girardi back for Sunday's rematch at Madison Square Garden. Tampa Bay (6-4-0) averaged 5.3 goals while winning six of its first seven games, but has totaled five during a three-game losing streak. The Lightning put a season-low 19 shots on net in a 4-2 defeat at New Jersey on Thursday, as Steven Stamkos went without a goal for the second straight game after scoring at least one in five straight. "We don't seem to capitalize on our chances and it has been hurting us the last three games," coach Guy Boucher said. Tampa Bay was scheduled to play in Boston on Saturday in what was supposed to be its third stop on a four-game road trip, but a winter storm caused treacherous travel and the game was postponed - giving Boucher's club an extra d...
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