TAMPA - Every season brings with it new storylines and challenges.
Certainly the challenges brought about by each of the past three seasons - including the current campaign - are unlike any other in the history of the Tampa Bay Lightning franchise.
And the storylines, well, they've had familiar endings the past two seasons even as the chapters in the buildup have had their own plot lines and story arcs.
But there are often similar themes. One of them tends to be how the team handles those bumps in the road that pop up - and they do pop up.
Well, not quite to the halfway point of this season, t...
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