The Tampa Bay Lightning have struggled since a season-high five-game winning streak last month.
They've always fared poorly in Vancouver.
Seeking to win in British Columbia for the first time in franchise history, the Lightning also try to avoid a winless three-game trip through Western Canada Saturday night when they visit the Canucks.
Since the franchise's inception in 1992-93, Tampa Bay (15-10-4) has never won in Vancouver, going 0-8-1 with two ties while being outscored 47-19 in the 11 games. This will be the Lightning's first visit since a 2-1 loss Feb. 27, 2009.
Edmonton defeated Tampa Bay 4-3 in a shootout Friday, sending the Lightning to their fifth loss in seven games and their second straight on this trip after Tuesday's 4-2 loss at Calgary. Making the loss to the Oilers more frustrating, the Lightning only managed one goal by Steven Stamkos during a third period in which they outshot Edmonton 17-1.
"I don't know if they even got a shot in the third period," said Stamkos, who failed to convert his shootout attempt. "We absolutely dominated them. Their goalie made some big saves. We didn't deserve that kind of fate tonight. We got the point, we battled back, we threw everything at them in the third and they got some big saves."
Stamkos ranks second in the NHL with 41 points, but the goal was his first in seven games.
"It's my first little slump. Hopefully, it's the last," he said. "But it's going to happen. Every player goes through it once in a while. I'd rather get it out of the way in the first half of the season and bear down in the next couple games."
Northwest Division-leading Vancouver (15-8-3) has won five of six after defeating Anaheim 5-4 in a shootout Wednesday. Ryan Kesler had two goals -- including the tying tally with 21.5 seconds left in regulation -- and added an assist. He has seven points in his last six games.
The Canucks overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period to pick up Roberto Luongo, who gave up four goals for the first time in seven starts. It was the first time in eight games this season that Vancouver won when trailing after two periods.
"We haven't come back from behind once in the third period at all this year, so we were due for one," Luongo said.
Luongo has been in net for each contest on Vancouver's strong six-game stretch, with a 1.98 goals-against average during that span. He's 6-3-0 with a 2.54 GAA in his last nine starts against Tampa Bay,
Daniel Sedin scored Wednesday to extend his point streak to six games, and Henrik Sedin added an assist for his seventh point in the same stretch. The Sedin twins have combined for 12 points in seven career games against Tampa Bay.
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