This is the Tampa Bay Lightning. This is who they are. One game last week in Toronto, they played as if they are the best team in the best league in the world.
The next game in the same week in Ottawa, they were outshot, outskated and outplayed by one of the consensus bottom feeding teams in the same league. On Tuesday in Montreal, it was back up the other way against the Canadiens.
So, unless Captain Steven Stamkos is willing to have the “woodshed talk” after every lackluster performance, this is what we ought to expect from our ice warriors.
There will be highs and lows. Granted, the number ...
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