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Lightning Round: Tampa Bay makes history by NOT streaking

A trend from the playoffs carries over into the regular season.

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One of the strengths of this current version of the Tampa Bay Lightning is that they don’t get into long funks during the season. They have been very good at shaking off losses or bad outings and moving on without dwelling on any lack of success. They’ve been so good at it in fact, that they have set a a record according to the fine folks over at ESPN:

That’s one of those facts that you instantly think is wrong, yet, after a quick perusal of their game log this season, it turns out it is true.

They do have a couple of three-game “losing” streaks this season, but in both cases they sandwiched a shoot-out loss in between a couple of regulation losses. Not only have they not lost back-to-back regulation games, they’ve only lost multiple games in a row in any manner just twice this season. Considering they have 7 winning streaks of three games or more (including their current five-game heater) this season, it’s no wonder they’re on top of the division.

While they’ve duplicated this feat in their last two runs to the Stanley Cup, it’s pretty impressive to not go more than one game without a point throughout the long haul of a regular season. Congratulations to the Lightning.

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