Final
  for this game

Lightning continue road trip, face Oilers

Mar 7, 2007 - 3:31 PM Tampa Bay (37-27-4) at Edmonton (30-30-6) 10:00 pm EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- Since starting a six-game road trip on a positive note, the Tampa Bay Lightning have struggled.

The Lightning hope to avoid their first three-game losing streak in three months Wednesday when they face the Edmonton Oilers.

After starting their trek with a victory over Washington, Tampa Bay has been outscored by a lopsided 11-3 in dropping its last two contests against Florida and Vancouver.

Tampa Bay has not lost three in a row since a four-game slide from December 9-16.

The Lightning have fallen out of first place in the Southeast Division, two points behind Atlanta. They are sixth overall in the Eastern Conference with 78 points.

Vincent Lecavalier scored his league-leading 43rd goal in the Lightning's 5-1 loss at Vancouver on Tuesday. The center has 89 points, tied with teammate Martin St. Louis for second in the NHL.

Tampa Bay registered a season-low 17 shots against Vancouver.

One season after reaching the seventh game of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Oilers are in serious trouble of missing the postseason. They have 66 points, 13 out of the final playoff spot with just 14 games remaining.

The Oilers also enter this contest struggling. They have been outscored by a lopsided 16-3 during a four-game losing streak.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TAMPA BAY 0 2 1 3
    EDMONTON 0 0 1 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: TAM - (PP) VACLAV PROSPAL 12 (BRAD RICHARDS, DAN BOYLE)
    10:49
    TAM - VINCENT LECAVALIER 44 (VACLAV PROSPAL, MARTIN ST.
    LOUIS) 13:30
    3RD PRD: EDM - LADISLAV SMID 2 (RAFFI TORRES, JOFFREY LUPUL) 17:25
    TAM

    Mar 8 12:24 AM


  • NHL
    TAMPA BAY 3
    EDMONTON 1
    3RD PRD: TAM - (EN) VINCENT LECAVALIER 45 (MARTIN ST. LOUIS, DOUG
    JANIK) 19:22

    Lightning vs. OilersMar 8 12:24 AM


  • NHL
    TAMPA BAY 2
    EDMONTON 1
    3RD PRD: EDM - LADISLAV SMID 2 (RAFFI TORRES, JOFFREY LUPUL) 17:25

    Lightning vs. OilersMar 8 12:21 AM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TAMPA BAY 0 2 2
    EDMONTON 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: TAM - (PP) VACLAV PROSPAL 12 (BRAD RICHARDS, DAN BOYLE)
    10:49
    TAM - VINCENT LECAVALIER 44 (VACLAV PROSPAL, MARTIN ST.
    LOUIS) 13:30
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- ---

    Mar 7 11:35 PM


  • NHL
    TAMPA BAY 2
    EDMONTON 0
    2ND PRD: TAM - VINCENT LECAVALIER 44 (VACLAV PROSPAL, MARTIN ST.
    LOUIS) 13:30

    Lightning vs. OilersMar 7 11:23 PM


  • NHL
    TAMPA BAY 1
    EDMONTON 0
    2ND PRD: TAM - (PP) VACLAV PROSPAL 12 (BRAD RICHARDS, DAN BOYLE) 10:49

    Lightning vs. OilersMar 7 11:17 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TAMPA BAY 0 0
    EDMONTON 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TAM 7 7
    EDM 10 10
    GOALIES: TAM - MARC DENIS
    EDM - JUSSI MARKKANEN

    Mar 7 10:44 PM