Live reports coming in from Buffalo where special correspondent Chicken Little tells us that, upon looking up, the sky in fact is not falling around the Tampa Bay Lightning, after all.
The Lightning ended a mild losing streak with a strong defensive effort as Andrei Vasilevskiy pitched the 34-save shutout in a 2-0 victory at Buffalo on Tuesday for his sixth career shutout. The victory lifted Tampa Bay back to the top of the league standings with 36 points as the Lightning improved to 17-5-2 on the season.
Mikhail Sergachev and Dan Girardi scored, giving Tampa Bay 16 goals from defensemen this season.
Having dropped three of four and two straight heading in to the game, there were scrutinizing eyes peering in ready to judge the Lightning in a game against one of the bottom teams in the league.
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