TAMPA, Fla. – For the Lightning, Saturday was about a point gained.
In reality, it was more of a point lost.
The positive to take out of a 2-1 overtime loss to Montreal was the fact that Tampa Bay did pick up a point, which is far a better scenario than getting zero, particularly after entering the third period down a goal to Carey Price.
But, after seeing both Boston and Toronto pick up victories on Saturday, the single point meant the Lightning lost ground in the playoff race heading in to the final week of the regular season.
Tampa Bay, which hosts Dallas on Sunday 6 p.m., Fox Sports Sun, 970-AM, tblpowerplay, fell four points behind Boston for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. The Lightning also sit five points behind both Toronto and Ottawa.
And that’s why Saturday was more of a point lost.
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