While Steven Stamkos added to his scoring binge last time out, the Tampa Bay Lightning couldn't generate enough offense to keep their winning streak going.
Stamkos and the Lightning haven't had much trouble scoring in recent visits to Raleigh.
Tampa Bay will try to get started on another win streak by taking advantage of the short-handed Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night and earning a franchise-best fifth consecutive victory in the series.
Stamkos scored his ninth goal in nine games Tuesday in New Jersey, but the Lightning couldn't come up with the equalizer over the final 24 minutes of a 2-1 loss. Tampa Bay (8-4-0) had 17 shots - one shy of a season low - after averaging 30.7 during a three-game win streak.
"We have a game plan in place and sometimes it gets a little frustrating when we don't execute our plan," coach Jon Cooper said. "You can be hard to play against in a bunch of different ways, but if you're going to get less than 20 shots in a hockey game, that's not very h...