The Tampa Bay Lightning begin a three-game homestand Thursday against the New Jersey Devils at Amalie Arena. The Bolts then host Las Vegas on Saturday and San Jose next Tuesday before taking an eight-day break while the NHL stages its all-star game.
Tampa Bay took two wins in three games during a west coast road swing. The Bolts downed the L.A. Kings 6-4 before losing 5-1 to the Anaheim Ducks. They shook off that loss with a dominating 7-1 victory at San Jose to end the trip.
The Bolts and Florida Panthers are tied for the Eastern Conference lead.
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