The Tampa Bay Lightning (39-17-6) fell to the Carolina Hurricanes (42-15-6) 3-2 on Tuesday night for their second straight loss.
After a scoreless first period, Carolina got on the board first when Martin Necas scored on the power play in the second period. Nick Paul, making his Lightning debut after being acquired from the Ottawa Senators in a trade on Sunday, scored at the 9:39 mark of the second period to tie the game.
Tony DeAngelo scored on the power play later in the second period, and Sebastian Aho scored at the 8:07 mark of the third period, to give Carolina a 3-1 lead. Alex Killorn scored with one minute remaining in the third period to pull within 3-2, which would be the final score.
Andrei Vasilevskiy went 38-for-41 in net for the Lightning, while Frederik Anderson got the win in net, saving 27 of 29 shots faced for Carolina.
The Lightning look to bounce back on Thursday as they head to Boston for the second game of a four game road trip. Puck drop between the Lightning and Bruins is scheduled for 7:00 PM on Thursday - pregame coverage begins at 6:30 PM on News Radio WFLA.
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