A hot start followed by an ice-cold losing streak has brought the Tampa Bay Lightning back to reality. If the Lightning stock were on Wall Street, the people who bought in when the Bolts were on top are selling while those that waited could be ready to buy.
Tampa Bay had climbed within a point of the top spot in the Eastern Conference before a dismal road trip calmed the storm. The Lightning trail in the Southeast Division by a point to Carolina, and they have gone from the top to outside the playoff picture.
With the fury that is the shortened season, the Lightning stock has already gone on a roller coaster. All things considered, here is the stock report for the Bolts through the first quarter of the season.