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Bruins Vs. Lightning Game Preview: Tampa Looks To Avoid Eighth Straight Loss

The Tampa Bay Lightning have lost seven games in a row but look to rebound at home against the Boston Bruins.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning are reeling, after having lost their seventh straight game despite coming back from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game the Lightning still dropped the game to the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3. The Lightning will look to avoid their eighth straight loss as they host the Boston Bruins, who are on a hot streak. It's a match up of two teams who have been heading in opposite directions recently.

The Lightning are currently tied with the New York Islanders for the least amount of points in the conference. The Lightning have been outscored 54-30 in the first period this season and are on their worst losing slide since the 2008-2009 NHL season. "Same story," said Ryan Malone, who scored in the third period. "The game starts at 1, so we have to be ready, and we weren't ready. I don't know what to say."

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