DALLAS - Sometimes instead of trying to hang on to a broken rung while attempt to climb up a ladder, it's better to fall to the bottom and look for a different route back up.
Entering Saturday's game at Dallas, the Tampa Bay Lightning lost three consecutive games. In all three games, the argument could be made that they probably should have won all three and come away with at least four points.
By the end of Saturday's game, whatever the Lightning were hanging on from the previous three games thinking they were ready to climb completely fell apart and dropped Tampa Bay to the bottom.
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