TAMPA – Since the beginning of March the Tampa Bay Lightning the hockey has been non-stop with a game no more than every other day, a stretch that ran from March 2 to March 27.
In that span, Tampa Bay played 15 games in 23 days, with 10 of those games on the road and seven played in the Central Time Zone.
It's the sort of run through the schedule in the middle part of the season that feels like it will never end, the legs feel full of cement and the mind turns to mush desperate for even a brief respite.
That came on Sunday after Tampa Bay arrived from Raleigh just after 1 a.m. and the players ...
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