The Tampa Bay Lightning don’t have a roster full of stars, but they will need the handful present to put up solid performances over the last few weeks. The Lightning have sputtered out of the Olympic break, which has caused a big drop in the team’s stock, but the star players have had mixed results.
Coach Jon Cooper has his hands full keeping the team on the right side of the playoff picture. The Bolts hold the first wild-card spot, but that can change in a hurry. Detroit and New Jersey are just four points back of a playoff spot. It will be a fight from week to week for the postseason with the Bolts right in the heart of it.
The positives in this rough stretch of games (1-4-2 in the last seven) are that Steven Stamkos has returned and they have been able to pick up a point in the last two games. The slump can’t last forever, but to the Lightning community it feels like it already has.
With exactly one month of season left for the Bolts, here is the stock report for each Lightning star in the final month.