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...