(Tampa Bay, FL) -- For the second game in a row, the Minnesota Wild lost.  That statement has only been made one other time this season. In early November.

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Last night, in Florida, the Wild fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1.  It's the first of a five game road trip.  Nikita Kucherov scored twice for Tampa and goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy made 32 saves in the win.

Marco Scandella scored for the Wild who are still ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks by one point in the Central division.  Anaheim blanked Chicago last night 1-0.

Miinnesota plays at Chicago on Sunday.