TAMPA, Fla.After two days away from the rink, the Lightning returned to practice on Wednesday to prepare for Thursday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks at Amalie Arena (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Sun).
Following a grueling stretch of 14 games in a span of 25 days, Tampa Bay took two days away from the ice to provide an opportunity to rest body and mind for the players and staff.
“If I could have given them more (time) off, I would have,’’ Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said. “But then you are caught in that balance of too much off time and now rust sets in.’’The two-day break, however, was bene...
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