Crossing The Atlantic: Maple Leafs Divisional Report

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Nov 15, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie

Ben Bishop

(30) talks with defenseman

Eric Brewer

(2) against the New York Islanders during the third period at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New York Islanders 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning – 2nd Atlantic Division

The Lightning conceded top spot in the Atlantic Division to the Canadiens this week as they went 1-1-1.

A shootout loss to the Blackhawks to open the week was followed by a regulation loss to San Jose where they were dominated before rebounding against the Islanders for a 5-2 victory.

Steven Stamkos led the way with a goal and two assists while Ryan Callahan and Valtteri Filppula each had a goal and an assist over the three game span.

The Lightning’s week went opposite their plan, with the goal well drying up in the first two games before they filled the cage again against New York.

The first forty minutes of the Chicago game, and the San Jose game, cost the Lightning the first spot in the East as they struggled to gain any momentum. They sit three points back of Montreal and have a game in hand.

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