The Tampa Bay Lightning have started to sputter heading into the last week of the 2013-14 regular season. Tampa Bay has dropped three of its last four games and will need a few things to improve in order to close out the regular season strong.
The Bolts have had an up-and-down season since returning from the Olympic break. Tampa Bay had one win in the first seven games out of the break. They followed that up with five straight wins. Fast-forward another couple weeks, and the Lightning are on the unfavorable side of momentum.
With four games left in the regular season, the Bolts will continue to fight for home ice in the opening round of the playoffs. If they are going to secure that, here are the five keys to that strong finish.