Win tonight would be four in a row heading into the All-Star break
BY ERIK ERLENDSSON
The Tampa Tribune
BRANDON For the second time in less than a month, the Lightning are on a three-game winning streak. In between those streaks, however, came a seven-game slide.
As Tampa Bay plays Columbus tonight in the final game before the week-long All-Star break, it looks to keep the wave of momentum rolling and avoid another slide.
"We have to earn our next game, and it's not because you won three in a row that you are going to win the next one,'' alternate captain Marty St. Louis said. "It was hard, at that time of the year, to see yourself falling so far behind because you know it's going to be a tough task to get back in it.''
The only way to get back into the playoff conversation is to string together victories and avoid losing streaks. That hasn't been easy this season. Tampa Bay has not won more than three straight games and has had three stretches of five or more consecutive loss...