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Sliding Ducks host showdown with Lightning

(SportsNetwork.com) - The bounces have stopped going the Anaheim Ducks' way and they'll try to snap their longest losing streak of the season on Friday night against a Tampa Bay Lightning club that routed them on the road a week ago.

Following a 15-3-2 start to the season, including victories in each of their first eight home games of the campaign, the Ducks have lost five straight since their last win on Nov. 10 at home versus Vancouver.

Two of Anaheim's setbacks on this skid have come past regulation, including Wednesday's 4-3 overtime defeat at the hands of the New Jersey Devils. The Ducks gave up a late game-tying goal in the third, then saw defenseman Ben Lovejoy put the puck into his own net just under two minutes into overtime in the Ducks' first home setback of the campaign.

Lovejoy was attempting to clear the puck away from the front of his own net after a Jonas Hiller save, but instead saw the disc hit off teammate Corey Perry's leg and into the goal.

"It's even tougher to swallow that we're on a losing streak right now," said Lovejoy. "Up 3-2 with very little time left, they get a late goal. We were still trying to win that game. They came back on an odd-man rush, Jonas made the save, and I tried to clear it into the corner, but fired it off of Corey's shin pad."

Hiller made 21 saves and Nick Bonino had a goal and an assist. Ryan Getzlaf and Matt Beleskey also tallied for the Ducks, who are on their longest losing streak since a seven-game drought from Nov. 13-27, 2011.

Anaheim also lost defenseman Francois Beauchemin to an upper-body injury in the second period and he is day-to-day.

The Ducks went winless on a four-game road trip prior to Wednesday's home loss and that fruitless swing included a 5-1 setback to Tampa Bay on Nov. 14. Hiller gave up all five goals on 20 shots faced, falling to 3-3-0 with a 2.95 goals against average in six career games versus the Lightning.

It was Tampa Bay's second straight win over the Ducks, but they have lost two straight and four of their last six in Anaheim.

Valtteri Filppula scored twice for the Bolts in the 5-1 win and also had an assist. Martin St. Louis added a goal and two helpers, while Ben Bishop made 24 saves.

Bishop was making his first career start versus the Ducks and is likely to face them again tonight after Anders Lindback allowed five goals on 36 shots in last night's 5-1 defeat at the hands of the San Jose Sharks.

Tampa Bay's first losing streak of the season reached three straight games and it has been outscored 16-6 over that time.

Bolts coach Jon Cooper isn't worried about the goal-scoring production as much as the defensive side of things.

"My concern is we've given up 15 goals with the goalie in the net in three games," Cooper said. "If you're going to give up five a game, the chances of you winning are not good and that's been our problem."

Tyler Johnson scored for the Lightning, who try to salvage the finale of a four-game road trip after falling to 6-6-0 as the guest.

11/22 11:03:25 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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