Posted March 03, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Tampa Bay Lightning's playoff push got a nice boost with a victory over the Eastern Conference's top team. A victory over the Lighting could give the Carolina Hurricanes a much-needed lift. Tampa Bay goes for a fourth straight victory on Saturday night when the host Hurricanes try to avoid their first set of back-to-back regulation losses in nearly two months. Since losing at Winnipeg and Pittsburgh last week by a combined 12-4 score, the Lightning (30-28-6) have gone undefeated and are tied with Buffalo with 66 points, four back of eighth-place Winnipeg in the conference. Tampa Bay rallied from two down on Friday for a 4-3 overtime win over the New York Rangers. The Lightning have won six of eight following a 1-3-1 skid. "Our players have really developed this mental toughness to fight through," coach Guy Boucher said Friday after Ryan Malone netted the game-winner. "We're getting rewarded for not quitting.'' While Tampa Bay tries to win...
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