SUNRISE – Preseason results can prove to be about as helpful as a screwdriver to pound in a nail.
They don’t really tell the story.
Thursday’s preseason loss to the Florida Panthers looks lopsided as the Lightning lost the game 5-2. On the surface, it’s not good.
But let’s pull out our shovel and dig a little deeper than that. Because this was probably Tampa Bay’s best game of the preseason with plenty to build off of heading in to Saturday’s preseason finale at Nashville.
First, let’s preface this by saying that Florida’s lineup on Thursday was a far cry from where it was on Tuesday and wha...
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