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Getting outplayed on both ends of the ice, the Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves in the midst of another ugly slump.
Hoping to avoid an eighth loss in nine games, the Lightning host a Calgary Flames team looking to pick up its play away from home during a road-heavy stretch of schedule Thursday night.
Tampa Bay (12-16-2), which lost five straight after winning its season opener and dropped four of five Nov. 12-22, has gone 1-7-0 in its last eight after a 5-4 defeat to New Jersey on Monday. Two goals and an assist from Steven Stamkos were among the few bright spots for the Lightning, who have been outscored 32-16 in the previous eight games.
"It's tough mentally on the players and I'm not going to point any fingers here," coach Guy Boucher told the team's official website. "It's a team sport and there are moments in a franchise, moments in a season, in segments ...