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(Sports Network) - The San Jose Sharks attempt to stop their first losing streak of the season tonight as the team continues its road trip with a visit to the St. Pete Times Forum to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Sharks began the season with victories in seven of their first nine games and opened up this current five-game road swing with Monday's 3-0 win at Columbus. San Jose has since dropped back-to-back contests, most recently a 4-3 setback to Nashville on Thursday.

Scott Hartnell scored the tie-breaking goal with 2:29 left to play as the Predators got a measure of revenge for their ousting by the Sharks in last April's Western Conference quarterfinals.

Joe Thornton assisted on all three San Jose goals, which came from Mark Bell, Marek Michalek and Patrick Marleau. Vesa Toskala made 25 saves in the losing effort.

Thornton, who has yet to score a goal this season, is now tied for second among NHL players with 13 assists in 2006-07.

The Sharks will now play in an arena where they haven't enjoyed much success in recent years. San Jose is 0-3-1 in its last four appearances at the St. Pete Times Forum and hasn't won there since an 8-0 drubbing of the Lightning on February 8, 2000.

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