With the start of the playoffs looming next week, the Lightning are peaking at the right time.
On Sunday, they decisively ended the Florida Panthers’ 13-game winning streak with an 8-4 victory in Sunrise. It was Tampa Bay’s third consecutive win, and the 22 goals the Bolts have scored are a franchise record for a three-game span.
Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos have combined for 13 goals and 30 assists in the last five games.
The Bolts return home Tuesday against Columbus following a trip on Monday to the White House to celebrate their back-to-back Stanley Cup championships.
– Joe Henderson, The Tampa Bay 100