TAMPA – The Tampa Bay Lightning jumped out to the best start in franchise history with a 9-1-1 record, matching the same record at the start of the 2017-18 season.
The Lightning reached that point with the No. 2 offensive team in the league, averaging 3.82 goals per game, combined with the top ranked defense, allowing 1.82 goals per game as the only team in the league allowing fewer than two goals per game.
That's nearly an ideal way to run off a six-game winning streak heading into Thursday's game at Florida.
In a season that features all divisional games, things can turn in a hurry, one wa...
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