NEW YORK - The track record the Tampa Bay Lightning carry into Friday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals speaks for itself.
Each time the Lightning drop a playoff game, the streak immediately is the topic of conversation. For 17 consecutive games following a postseason loss (or 18, depending on how the games are classified), Tampa Bay has responded with a victory. It's an impressive streak that was put to the test in the opening round against Toronto when the Lightning won Games 2, 4 and 6 after dropping the previous games in the series.
But as impressive as that streak is, and it's an ...
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