TAMPA, Fla. – Since Jon Cooper took over behind the bench for the Tampa Bay Lightning, defense has been the ultimate focus.
The team can score. The offensive talent has always been there for Tampa Bay in the three-plus seasons Cooper has been in charge. So his mantra from the day he took have has been attention to detail on the defensive side of the ice.
The team has responded and become one of the top teams defensively in Cooper’s tenure, finishing fifth overall last seasonThat identity, however, has slipped this season as the Lightning have fallen in to the longest regulation losing streak s...
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